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Subscapularis Tears

Rupture of the subscapularis in association with primary anterior shoulder instability is more common after a prior open instability repair and should be suspected in those who have had prior anterior stabilization procedures in which the subscapularis was released for exposure.

Failure to recognize and treat a subscapularis tear in a proper and timely fashion […]

Brachial Plexus Injuries (Burner syndrome)

Burner syndrome is not uncommon in contact sports such as American football. Following trauma to the head and shoulders, the athlete complains of a burning pain and numbness extending down the upper extremity. The cause of this pain may be a traction injury to the brachial plexus (nerve bundle between the shoulder and the neck) […]

A Thorough Review of Cubital (Not Carpal!) Tunnel Syndrome

Of the two most common nerve entrapment conditions affecting the arm, the cubital tunnel syndrome is less well-known than the compression neuropathy known as carpal tunnel syndrome. In this article, patients, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists will all find valuable information on the cubital tunnel syndrome.

The authors present a detailed review of the surgery […]

A Patient’s Guide to Dropped Head Syndrome

Introduction

Dropped Head Syndrome is characterized by severe weakness of the muscles of the back of the neck. This causes the chin to rest on the chest in standing or sitting. Floppy Head Syndrome and Head Ptosis are other names used to describe the syndrome.

Most of the time, Dropped Head Syndrome is caused by […]

A Patient’s Guide to Guyon’s Canal Syndrome

Introduction

Guyon’s canal syndrome is an entrapment of the ulnar nerve as it passes through a tunnel in the wrist called Guyon’s canal. This problem is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome but involves a completely different nerve. Sometimes both conditions can cause a problem in the same hand.

This guide will help you understand

how […]

A Patient’s Guide to Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Introduction

Radial tunnel syndrome happens when the radial nerve is squeezed where it passes through a tunnel near the elbow. The symptoms of radial tunnel syndrome are very similar to the symptoms of tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). There are very few helpful tests for radial tunnel syndrome, which can make it hard to diagnose.

This […]