Arthroscopy

What is Arthroscopy? Arthroscopy is a type of a surgical procedure where a small camera, the size of a pencil, is placed into a joint.  The camera relays the image to a monitor allowing the surgeon to see in greater detail than any study possible the anatomy within the joint.  This allows the surgeon to […]

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ESPN’s Sports Injury Update

I was invited by IRG Physical Therapy to their ESPN Sports Injury Update to discuss various shoulder sports medicine injuries commonly encountered at KOMO ESPN.  I had time to do a few updates on impingement syndrome of the shoulder, distal biceps injuries (biceps ruptures), as well as biceps tendonitis around the shoulder.  It is always […]

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Rotator Cuff Tear Research

Rotator Cuff Tear Research JBJS – the top journal for Orthopaedic Surgeons – publishes a great blog, Orthobuzz, and it looks at a compendium of research; it recently put together a great snipped on active research on patients that have a rotator cuff tear.  It pulls together useful snippets for surgeons to be able to […]

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New Seattle Home – Ballard

Dr. Schwartz, shoulder and elbow surgeon, will be moving to a new Seattle location!  The Sports Medicine Clinic has moved to a new office in Ballard right across from Trader Joe’s.  With the wonderful support of Northwest Hospital and UW Medicine, a beautiful new office is now open for business.  If you find yourself in […]

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Dislocation after Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

This is a study I performed looking for risk factors of dislocation after reverse shoulder arthroplasty, and treatment options.  Closed treatment (non-surgical) treatment was effective, which is slightly against a lot of opinions out there that believe these must be addressed surgically.  While a subset population in our study group ultimately required surgery for this […]

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