shoulder replacement procedure

What are the Different Types of Shoulder Replacement Procedures?

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You’ve probably heard a great deal about knee or hip replacement, but shoulder joint replacement, although less commonly performed, is just as effective in relieving joint pain. Shoulder joint replacement is a safe, effective procedure to help with painful conditions of the shoulder – such as arthritis – that aren’t adequately helped by medication or rest. In this blog, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Francis Mendoza will explain the different types of…

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Causes, Symptoms and Treatments for a Bicep Tendon Injury

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Biceps tendonitis is the technical term for irritation or inflammation in your upper biceps tendon, which attaches your biceps (the muscle located at the front of your upper arm) to your shoulder bones. Tendons are tough strips of connective tissue which connect muscles to bones and let you move your arms, legs, and other body parts, and your biceps muscle has three of them: two that attach it to your…

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What are the Symptoms of Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)?

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Tennis elbow is a type of tendonitis—swelling and inflammation of the tendons--that affects the tendons at the outer side of the elbow, causing pain in both the elbow and arm. Tendons, for those who don’t know, are tough bands of connective tissue that connect muscles to bones—in this case, the muscles of your forearm and the bones of your elbow.   Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is the most common…

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Am I A Candidate for Shoulder Arthroscopy?

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Every year, many people visit the doctor for shoulder-related problems. The shoulder is particularly prone to injury, and frequent, repetitive overhead motions—as well as sudden trauma—can damage the joint. This can cause pain and tenderness, weakness, or instability in the shoulder joint. It can also limit the joint’s range of motion.   Conservative, non-surgical management is the initial and most preferred method of treatment. However, if surgery is necessary, it’s…

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