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Understanding Arthroscopic Surgery

ARTHROSCOPY

Just think about being able to peek directly into your injured joint through a little telescope and not only seeing what is wrong, but also being able to fix it! This is no futuristic dream: It’s what is being done today with arthroscopic surgery, one of the most common surgical procedures being performed in our nation. The arthroscope has revolutionized the field of orthopedic surgery, especially the care of sports and recreational injuries. Many of these injuries include the joints, or moving articulations, of the body such as the knee and shoulder. The arthroscope is a small surgical tool that allows direct visualization of the interior of the joint, and in many cases, the repair of damaged or injured areas through tiny incisions.

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Ways Football Players Can Prevent Shoulder Injuries

Football players are susceptible to shoulder injuries due to the physicality of the sport. Whether the shoulder is absorbing impact from contact or the ground, it’s easy for the delicate joint to become damaged.

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Common Shoulder Injuries in Football

Football leads all other sports in the number of injuries that occur during play. The rough nature of the sport and high-speed contact make injuries common. Whether athletes are tackled or run into each other, their bodies absorb the impact, which can cause serious injury.

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Exercises that can Affect your Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder injuries

are a cause of discomfort and pain for many people. The reasons behind shoulder injuries vary but usually are a result of loss of elasticity in joints and flexibility in the elderly or trauma in younger people.

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What You Need to Know During Shoulder Surgery Recovery

Post-surgery rehabilitation

is an important step in recovering from shoulder surgery. After undergoing surgery, there are some things one should keep in mind to make the period less stressful and more manageable. One of the things to remember is that you should not be moving the shoulder too much; too much movement of the shoulder could result in a sling.

Physical therapy is essential for one to regain their strength and range of motion on the treated shoulder. There are several stages involved in post-surgery rehabilitation and they are immobilization, passive movement of the affected arm and shoulder and active movement.

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Physical Therapy for Shoulder Surgery

Physical therapy

is an integral part of shoulder treatment involving surgery. Physical therapy is done both before the surgery (pre-habilitation), and after surgery (post habilitation). Though not prevalent some years ago, the benefits of pre-hab are increasingly recognized in treatments involving surgeries.

Physical therapy for shoulder surgery during pre-hab is meant to increase the rate of recovery after surgery. However, since one is already injured, the exercises devised should not be too strenuous on the shoulder joint. This is because it can lead to more damage being inflicted on the affected shoulder. Pre-hab should start 6-weeks before surgery. If one can start earlier then it is even better as it leads to better results.

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How long is the Recovery Period After Shoulder Surgery

In the majority of cases, most

shoulder injuries

should not require surgical intervention. However, a major tear in the rotator cuff – the tendon and ligaments that are attached to and enfold the head of the arm bone or humerus – does usually require surgery. While the procedure can be performed with minimal invasion using an arthroscope, there is usually an extensive recovery period which can last for up to six months. The reason for this is that it takes some time for the tendon to heal and to re-attach properly to the bone. The recovery period will, of course, vary from patient to patient and depend on the severity of the tear.

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Athlete’s Guide to Shoulder Surgery

In the competitive world of amateur and professional sports, winning or losing is literally determined in a matter of split seconds. Boxers thus push themselves harder so they can punch harder and faster; racquet game players train for speed and power too; weightlifters want to be stronger and fitter? and the list goes on.

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Good and Bad Exercise Machines After Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder surgery can be performed for a number of reasons, either as a preventative or a repair of an existing injury. It is tempting to believe that once you have been pain-free for a while, you can return to your normal gym exercise routine. With that being said, you should be aware of what you can do and what will simply re-introduce or worsen your injury.

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Diet Before Shoulder Surgery

Getting ready for any major surgery involves some worry and the need to make some advanced preparations. One of the biggest preparations includes adjusting your diet. The right diet before surgery can make your recovery easier.

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ABOUT PREMIER ORTHOPAEDICS

Premier Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic group in Delaware and Chester counties. Premier provides patients with the full spectrum of orthopaedic services; including bone, muscle and joint care. Patients trust our specialists for their experience, expertise and commitment to exceptional patient care.

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