Neal ElAttrache, MD specializes in treating the following types of shoulder injuries:
Injuries to the tissue rim surrounding the shoulder socket can occur from acute trauma or repetitive shoulder motion. Athletes that repetitively throw or lift heavy weights can experience these type of shoulder injuries as a result of repetitive shoulder motion.
Labrum, Rotator Cuff and Bicep Injuries can be caused by the following actions:
• A direct blow to the shoulder
• Repetitive stress to the shoulder
• Lack of blood supply - often caused by aging
• A fall onto an outstretched arm
• Bone spurs
• Lifting weight that causes a sudden pull on the shoulder
• Reaching overhead abruptly
Shoulder instability occurs when the head of the upper arm bone is forced out of the shoulder socket. Once a shoulder has been dislocated it is vulnerable to repeat episodes sometimes resulting in chronic shoulder instability.
Shoulder Instability can be caused by the following actions:
• Shoulder dislocation
• Repetitive strain to the shoulder
• Multidirectional instability
A shoulder separation is not truly an injury to the shoulder joint. The injury actually involves the acromioclavicular joint (also called the AC joint). The AC joint is where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the highest point of the shoulder blade (acromion).
AC Joint Injuries are commonly caused by a fall directly onto the shoulder.