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Sports Medicine Injuries and Conditions
Posterior Subluxation Print

Recurrent posterior subluxation is the most common form of posterior instability. Patients with recurrent posterior instability usually have a history of repetitive use rather than a specific traumatic injury. 

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Anterior Dislocation Print

Anterior Dislocation, Dr. Allen F. Anderson, Nashville, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Figure 6A, SmallMore than 98% of shoulder dislocations occur in the anterior (frontward) direction. The most common cause of an anterior dislocation is an indirect force applied to the arm in which it is forced away from the body and rotated over the head. However, four percent of anterior dislocations may occur without trauma.

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Shoulder Arthroscopy Print

shoulder, anthropathy, Dr. Allen F. Anderson, nashville, orthopaedic  sports medicine, figure 3sArthroscopy of the shoulder has become a very common procedure. It was first described by Burman in the 1930's, but has only become a useful tool in the past 20 years. In that time, innovations in camera designs and fiber optics, as well as the development of specialized tools have moved shoulder arthroscopy from a diagnostic procedure to a treatment modality. Despite the large number of arthroscopies performed each year, shoulder arthroscopy can represent a challenging case to an inexperienced surgeon.

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Shoulder Instability Print

Shoulder Instability, Dr. Allen F. Anderson, Nashville, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Figure 1, SmallThe shoulder joint is notable in that it has the greatest range of motion of all the joints in the human body. Bony restraints to motion are minimal. Therefore, the surrounding soft tissue envelope is the primary stabilizer that holds the ball of the shoulder (humeral head) in the socket (glenoid).

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