Case Studies

Complex Shoulder Instability: Arthroscopic Treatment of Glenoid Fracture

By |2018-08-03T14:34:02+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Case Studies, Patient Testimonials, Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Resources, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

Proximal Humerus ORIF Success for Professional Pianist

By |2018-08-03T14:52:46+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Case Studies, Shoulder Resources, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

Back in Action After ACL Reconstruction over 60

By |2018-06-02T20:22:56+00:00June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Case Studies, Knee Resources, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

Ice Hockey and Shoulder Instability

By |2018-08-03T14:44:18+00:00June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Case Studies, Featured, Patient Testimonials, Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Resources|Tags: , , , , |

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

Patient Testimonial: Hiking and skiing after ACL reconstruction and ACL Rehab

By |2018-08-07T15:34:19+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies, Featured, Knee Resources, News, Patient Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

Rower Recovers from Olecranon ORIF

By |2018-05-09T15:58:38+00:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies, Elbow Resources, Patient Testimonials, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

  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.

Elite Hockey Athlete After Shoulder Stabilization

By |2018-08-07T15:14:40+00:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: Case Studies, Featured, News, Patient Testimonials, Shoulder Resources, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

Rotator Cuff Repair at 75 – A decade of shoulder care

By |2018-05-01T18:20:04+00:00May 1st, 2018|Categories: Case Studies, Patient Testimonials, Shoulder Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

CrossFit Shoulder Injury – Woman in Her Twenties Returns to Crossfit

By |2017-09-15T16:10:55+00:00September 15th, 2017|Categories: Case Studies, Shoulder Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the middle of training for competition, this CrossFit enthusiast experienced troubling shoulder pain that was hindering her performance.