About the book
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.