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Conditions & Procedures
  • Rotator cuff is the group of tendons in the shoulder joint providing support and enabling wider range of motion. Major injury to these tendons may result in tear of these tendons and the condition is called as rotator cuff tear. It is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain in middle aged adults and older individuals.

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  • Shoulder impingement is the condition of inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder joint. It is one of the most common causes of pain in the adult shoulder. The shoulder is a 'ball-and-socket' joint. A ‘ball' at the top of the upper arm bone, humerus, fits neatly into a 'socket’, called the glenoid, which is part of the shoulder blade, scapula.

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  • Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedure performed for joint problems. Shoulder arthroscopy is performed using a pencil-sized instrument called an Arthroscope. The arthroscope consists of a light system and camera to project images to a computer screen for your surgeon to view the surgical site.

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  • Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis is a condition characterized by pain and loss of motion in shoulder joint. It is more common in older adults aged between 40 and 60 years and is more common in women than men.

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  • The shoulder is a highly movable body joint that allows various movements of the arm. It is a ball and socket joint, where the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) articulates with the socket of the scapula (shoulder blade) called the glenoid.

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  • Shoulder instability is a chronic condition that causes frequent dislocations of the shoulder joint.

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  • The glenohumeral joint is the shoulder joint, and arthritis is the loss of articular cartilage. There are varying stages of this condition, with different treatments depending on the severity of the arthritis.

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  • The glenoid is the cup of the shoulder joint, and the labrum is a rim a cartilage at the edge of the glenoid. The labrum functions as a seal to the shoulder joint, and also helps with stability of the shoulder. The labrum itself serves to deepen the glenoid, to provide more surface for the humeral head (ball) to articulate with.

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  • Shoulder arthritis is an inflammatory condition causing pain and stiffness in the joint. It can be successfully treated with total joint replacement surgery which is commonly performed on older patients. However, the surgery is not advisable for young active individuals due to concerns with durability of the implants used in replacement surgery.

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David Hergan MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Middlesex CT

Meet David J. Hergan, MD, MS

Sports Medicine, Joint Reconstruction
Orthopedic Surgeon

  • Fellowship-trained in orthopedic sports medicine, and specializes in the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures for the shoulder, knee and hip.
  • Board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

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Benifits of Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Minimal Scars
  • Shorter Hospital Stay
  • Decreased Pain and Swelling
  • Improved Motion
  • Quicker Functional Recovery