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Shoulder Surgery

Dimitrios D. Nikolopoulos

Central Clinic of Athens

Dr. Nikolopoulos is a sports medicine-specialized orthopedic surgeon and arthroscopist focused on shoulder, hip, knee, foot, and ankle pathology. He has published original scientific articles in prestigious scientific journals in the United States and Europe referring to shoulder (arthroscopic and minimally invasive new techniques) surgery. He is a member of the Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology and the Hellenic Arthroscopic Association.


George K. Safos

Central Clinic of Athens

Dr. Safos specializes in orthopedic surgery and traumatology with a particular interest in sports medicine. He gained his Ph.D. degree at the National University of Singapore and has completed two fellowships in the USA. Previously, he has worked as a doctor for the basketball team Olympiacos B.C. and is now serving as the medical orthopaedic consultant and the primary doctor to various athletic teams, dance groups as well as foreign diplomatic missions.


Rotator Cuff Pathology Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Impingement Syndrome Shoulder Pain Intramedullary Nails Anatomic Plates Shoulder Arthropathy Shoulder Balloon Reverse Arthroplasty Biceps Tendon Rupture Endobutton Popeye Sign

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Shoulder pathology is a reason for everyday pain in thousands of patient every year. The 340 degrees range of movement (ROM) of the shoulder is the reason for many pathologies of the rotator cuff tendons. Impingement syndrome, rotator cuff rupture, shoulder fractures and RC arthropathy are painful conditions of the upper extremity resulting in serious discomfort. Shoulder pathology is primarily diagnosed by history and physical examination. The mainstay of treatment involves identification early before the onset of degenerative changes, physical therapy exercises to strengthen the shoulder girdle, and pharmacological interventions to decrease inflammation.

This book describes the pathology, evaluation and management of shoulder impingement syndromes, RC pathology and shoulder arthritic changes and highlights the role of an interprofessional team in the care of patients with these conditions. The open and athroscopic techniques, especially in the last decade, have changed the therapeutic solutions; minimizing the possibility for rotator cuff arthropathy and arthritis. Lastly, new conservative therapies with stem cells and PRP opened a new field.

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Dimitrios D. Nikolopoulos

Central Clinic of Athens

Dr. Dimitrios D. Nikolopoulos (MD, PhD) is a sports medicine-specialized orthopedic surgeon and arthroscopist. He focuses on sports injuries, mainly in shoulder, hip, knee, foot, and ankle pathology. He has performed arthroscopic restoration of hip, knee, and ankle cartilage, as well as treatment and surgical correction of foot disorders. He has published 42 original scientific articles in prestigious scientific journals in the United States, Europe, and Greece referring to knee (valgus knee) and shoulder (arthroscopic and minimally invasive new techniques) surgery, osteoporotic spine and hip fractures, and research into the in vitro environment of bone and cartilage metabolism. He has more than 180 citations in research projects on valgus knee and cartilage ankle restoration. He has also presented over 180 oral and poster presentations internationally.

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