Chief Complaint/Injury Susan came in to our office after an acute left shoulder dislocation, which resulted in recurrent shoulder instability. Even the slightest movement caused her shoulder to painfully sublux or dislocate. She felt as if her shoulder was constantly slipping out of its socket. At 70 years old, this can be a challenging problem
Complaint/Injury: Proximal Humerus Fracture Ruth, a 55 year-old female professional performance pianist and instructor, injured her shoulder in June of 2017 when she fell forward onto outstretched hands while running. The fall resulted in a three-part, displaced proximal humerus fracture to her left shoulder. The x-ray (left) shows the displaced bone fragments of the
Chief Complaint/Injury Jeff is a hiker, skier, and fitness enthusiast who suffered an acute injury to his left knee due to a skiing accident in March of 2017. He came to us with an unstable knee and a goal of getting back in action after ACL reconstruction over 60. Work Up/Imaging His MRI demonstrated a
SHOULDER INSTABILITY & ICE HOCKEY: Shoulder dislocation and instability are not uncommon injuries in ice hockey from the PeeWee level to Men's League hockey to the NHL. Dr. Rudzki has experience with these injuries from research and co-authoring book chapters with world experts to lecturing internationally and from collaborating with colleagues on comprehensive return-to-play protocols
ACL REHAB: Skiing, Hiking, Martial Arts, & Patient Goals Many patients want to get back to skiing after ACL rehab. From adolescent racers to helicopter skiers in the back-country and recreational skiers in their 70's, we work closely with our patients and physical therapists to help bring patients back to what they love. The
Chief Complaint: Olecranon Fracture Reed, an active 69 year-old male rower, went walking in a rocky jungle in Belize when he slipped and fell landing hard on the point of his left elbow. His entire arm swelled massively but he was not able to see his doctor, Dr. Dennis Cullen, until he returned home.
Complaint/Injury Henry was a junior elite ice hockey player at the time of his injury. He felt his shoulder forcefully sublux (pop out of place and go back into place) due to a water sports injury where he fell onto his outstretched arm into the water. Later that day, his shoulder subluxed again. The next
Chief Complaint/Injury 75 year-old female presents with right shoulder pain 10 years after successful arthroscopic rotator cuff repair of her opposite left non-dominant shoulder. She is a painter and has significant shoulder pain and functional limitations that are preventing her from engaging in activities of daily living, obtaining restful sleep at night, and pursuing her
In the middle of training for competition, this CrossFit enthusiast experienced troubling shoulder pain that was hindering her performance.
Case study of adult recurrent shoulder instability treated successfully with an arthroscopic stabilization. Surgical indications, techniques, imaging, rehabilitation and results are discussed with patient-specific feedback.