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When Is Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery Needed?

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, close to 53,000 people undergo shoulder replacement surgery every year. Total shoulder replacement surgery involves replacing the damaged parts with artificial prosthesis. When Is A Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery Needed? These are some of the common conditions that necessitate total shoulder replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis:  Al...

Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears

  Rotator cuff tendons are not always reparable, when they are they called irreparable rotator cuff tears. This can be the case with either chronic tears or massively retracted tears. A chronic tear is most commonly defined as a tear that is older than six months.Massively retracted tears are usually tears that are retracted greater than […]

Massive Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator cuff tears often require repair, and when the rotator cuff repair occurs often the surgeon and the patient have had a discussion prior regarding repairability of the tear, whether or not the tear is going to heal, whether or not the muscle health (so called fatty atrophy or degradation – or in layman’s terms […]

Another Plus Side to International Training

More so than learning techniques from the best surgeons in the worldthat are seen as challenging or nearly impossible for average American shoulder surgeons, one of the greatest parts of my adventure in training that I will never take for granted are the international connections I was able to make with the next crop of […]