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Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: Treatment

Partial thickness rotator cuff tears can result from intrinsic cuff degeneration and tendinopathy absent an injury or impingement. The lack of uniformity of collagen bundles and the paucity of vascular supply contributes to weakness, especially along the articular aspect of the rotator cuff. These degenerative tears often exit the articular surface and can be well […]

Biomechanics

During sports, repetitive microtrauma can damage the nerve in several ways, including entrapment and compression, traction and friction, direct trauma, as well as conditions affecting the brachial plexus in general. Besides direct effects on the nerve, intimal damage to the axillary or suprascapular artery has been proposed to result from direct trauma or friction that, […]

Osteochondritis Dissecans

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a localized separation of a segment of bone and cartilage from the surrounding, normal bone and cartilage. If the bony part of the fragment becomes necrotic (dead),there will be no healing and there will be a complete separation of the fragment from the surrounding tissue. In 75% of cases the lesion […]