Being told that you need rotator cuff surgery can be an intimidating prospect. Physical Therapy after Surgery One of the main concerns is
Anchors: Do They Come Out?
As we mentioned in a previous post, most suture anchors stay in your bone for life. The technology has advanced to such a degree, that they are
Anchors Away: Tiny Devices That Can Help Your Shoulder in A Big Way
When I am explaining rotator cuff surgery to patients, one of the most common questions I get is, “How do you repair the tear?” My answer typically
Smoking is Bad for Your Shoulder Too
We highlighted an article a while ago about how smoking was bad for your bones in general. It not only leads to osteoporosis (weak bone) but can lead
Should You Exercise Before Shoulder Surgery?
The other day a patient asked me if he should exercise his shoulder before getting a shoulder replacement. A little background, the patient is about
Will Your Rotator Cuff Retear After Surgery?
Rotator cuff tears can be tricky. And unfortunately not all rotator cuff repairs are fool proof. Older studies showed that rotator cuff repairs failed
When NOT to Repair a Labrum Tear in Your Shoulder
If you have a torn labrum in your shoulder, repairing the labrum is not always the right answer. Read more to find out why. I once saw
Frozen Shoulder: A Team Approach May Offer New Hope For Relief
Frozen shoulder is one of the most frustrating problems for patients and doctors alike. It’s painful, it comes out of nowhere, it causes sleepless
Shoulder Arthritis: is MRI necessary?
If you have shoulder arthritis, an MRI may give you more information than you bargained for. Most people think that you need an MRI to “see”