Shoulder Instability Update: Latarjet Shoulder instability can be a source of significant pain and disability with progressive damage to cartilage and an increased risk of arthritis and destruction of the bone on the socket (glenoid) and ball (humeral head) of the shoulder joint. Treatment of shoulder instability has evolved considerably over the past 15
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
Nancy came in for an evaluation at Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. She had blown out her shoulder in February of 2016 and sustained a rotator cuff tear.
Chief Complaint/Injury - International Patient Care Complex Proximal Humerus Fracture Sustained in ski accident in Italy. The injury required surgical treatment for a displaced proximal humerus fracture (shoulder) and a titanium rod and screws are placed in the humeral canal. The patient then returns home via medical jet and is transferred directly to Sibley Memorial