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What is the Rotator Cuff?

The rotator cuff is a part of the shoulder that is necessary for stability and movement. It allows for lifting and rotation of the arm.  According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the rotator cuff sent approximately 2 million people to the doctor in 2008.[i] Anatomy The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint made up […]

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Case Study: Shoulder Biceps Tenodesis

A 58 year old male came into the office for a second opinion approximately one year after shoulder surgery in Florida. The previous surgery entailed “shaving” of a labral tear, but no evidence of repair. The labrum is soft, fibrous tissue that surrounds the shoulder joint. Despite the previous surgery, he continued to experience pain […]

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