My shoulder still pops out after surgery. Is there anything else that can be done?

The simple answer to this question is, “yes”.  However, there are important facts with each patient that might indicate why a particular surgical procedure failed.  For some, recurrent instability can occur due to bone erosions and deficiencies on the socket or humeral head ( ball ).  Failure to address these areas can lead to failure.  […]

What is Frozen Shoulder?

 Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is an ailment in the shoulder that is not completely understood.  It is more common in middle aged women and those with underlying endocrine disorders like diabetes and low thyroid hormone.  The condition can occur without any known injury or activity or can be precipitated by an injury or overuse […]

Can I shoot a gun after Shoulder Replacement surgery?

Following a shoulder replacement and recovery, the implants are very stable.  However, one must remember that the articulation is that of a metal “ball” on a plastic socket.  Activities that increase compressive and shear force on the artificial joint can lead to accelerated plastic wear of the socket.  Shooting high caliber rifles and shotguns that […]

How long does it take to recover from Rotator Cuff repair surgery?

 Patients with symptomatic tears of the rotator cuff are usually offered surgical repair of the tendon tear(s).  Tendon healing to bone is a biologic principle that, to date, cannot be accelerated with any medication, stem cell injection, or other treatment adjunct.  Clinical trials in humans as well as lab studies in animals show consistent findings:  […]