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  • Does Medicare Cover Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

    Because Medicare doesn’t typically cover elective surgeries, you may be concerned that you’ll have to live with pain or pay for the surgery out of pocket. But Medicare will, in fact, pay for a portion of the costs if your doctor states that shoulder replacement surgery is medically necessary in your specific case.

    Source: Healthline

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  • What Is Acromioclavicular Arthritis (AC Joint Arthritis)?

    Most people are not familiar with this joint in the body, but arthritis in the AC joint is actually more common than arthritis in the glenohumeral joint, the shoulder’s large ball-and-socket joint.


    Source: Arthritis-health

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  • How to Reduce a Dislocated Shoulder

    Medical attention should be sought anytime a shoulder dislocation is treated, but sometimes it is not possible. Hikers, kayakers, mountaineers, and other outdoor athletes may be days from medical help, and these people should know how to treat a shoulder dislocation properly to avoid causing further damage.2


    Source: Verywell Health

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  • MRI findings predict shoulder stiffness for rotator cuff tears

    Two MRI findings -- joint capsule edema and thickness at the axillary recess, specifically -- proved useful in predicting stiff shoulder in patients with small to large (< 5 cm) full-thickness rotator cuff tears, according to new research. This study is important because it is the first to highlight joint capsule abnormality on MRI as a factor associated with stiff shoulder in patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears.


    Source: Science Daily

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  • Just Hanging Out for Shoulder Health and Pain Relief

    He found that in 90% of his patient population who were expected to have shoulder surgery, prescribing one movement as an alternative actually eliminated their pain altogether. And this movement is the brachial dead hang.


    Source: NIFS

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  • Don’t Overlook Partial Repair and Tuberoplasty for Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

    As this case of a 59-year-old patient with right shoulder weakness and pain illustrates, partial repair with tuberoplasty can restore function while relieving pain in patients younger than age 60, buying time until they are at a better age for reverse shoulder arthroplasty to manage a massive rotator cuff tear.

    Source: ICJR

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