Shoulder

Orthopaedic conditions of the shoulder range from rotator cuff tears and frozen shoulders to dislocation and arthritis. Read our resource pages on shoulder conditions to learn more about a specific condition and what we can do to help.

Shoulder Conditions we treat

Depending on the severity of the AC Joint Injury, the patient may be able to regain complete function of the joint, with non-surgical treatment options such as modified activity, rest and physiotherapy. However, in some cases, the AC Joint Injury will require surgical treatment. It is best to...
As the name implies, frozen shoulder, also known as Adhesive Capsulitis, refers to the loss of movement and feeling of pain in the shoulder...
A proximal bicep tendon tear is when one of the tendons near your shoulder tears but isn’t completely severed whereas a proximal biceps tendon rupture or complete tear is when the tendon is torn and splits into two pieces. Our biceps is a muscle located on our upper arm and attached to the...
A SLAP (or labral) tear is an injury to the labrum, which is the strong fibrous tissue that surrounds the cavity within the shoulder. SLAP is shorthand for a Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior tear. A SLAP tear may also involve the biceps tendon, which is attached to the...
A dislocated shoulder arises when the ball of the joint becomes detached from the shoulder socket. The dislocation may be complete or partial. Partial dislocation is also known as shoulder subluxation. Once a shoulder has been dislocated, it tends to become vulnerable to repeat occurrences. This is...
There are various types of shoulder arthritis, including: Osteoarthritis – which erodes the smooth lining of the joint. Eventually the bones will rub together, causing pain. Sometimes called wear and tear arthritis, osteoarthritis is more common in the over 50s. Post-traumatic arthritis...
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles attaching the upper arm bone (humerus) to the shoulder blade (scapula). It is essential to almost all shoulder movements. A rotator cuff tear arises when the tendon attaching shoulder muscles to the upper arm bone becomes detached. Tears can be partial or full...

Other Conditions

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