Shoulder

Shoulder procedures & conditions

Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)

 

This is a swelling of a fluid-filled sac called the "subacromial bursa." It's in the shoulder, between a bony protrusion called the "acromion" and the rotator cuff. You have similar sacs near other large joints throughout your body. They act as cushions between your bones and your soft tissue. Normally they have a small amount of fluid inside them. But sometimes they can swell. We call that "bursitis."

Rotator Cuff Tear

 

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in each shoulder. It holds your upper arm bone in your shoulder socket. It keeps your arm stable while allowing it to lift and rotate. Too much stress on the rotator cuff can cause a tear. This can be a painful injury.

SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)

 

This is a shoulder injury. It's a tear of the labrum. That's a ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder socket and helps hold the head of the humerus in place. This type of tear happens where the biceps tendon attaches to the labrum.

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Specialists

Loel Z. Payne, M.D.

Loel Z. Payne, M.D.

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Nicholas K. Sablan, M.D.

Nicholas K. Sablan, M.D.

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Robert C. Mason, M.D.

Robert C. Mason, M.D.

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Christian Johansson, P.A.-C., ATC

Christian Johansson, P.A.-C., ATC

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Shoulder Conditions

Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis) Rotator Cuff Tear SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)