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What is Shoulder Impingement Syndrome?

What is Shoulder Impingement Syndrome?

Shoulder impingement is a common source of shoulder pain where a band of tissue (tendon) inside your shoulder catches or rubs on nearby bone and tissue when you lift your arm. It impacts the rotator cuff tendon, the rubbery tissue connecting the muscles around the...

What is Shoulder Subluxation

What is Shoulder Subluxation

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body and can be dislocated in many different ways, depending on the cause. A shoulder subluxation is a joint dislocation between the arm and the scapula. This occurs when the ball and socket joint in your upper arm...

What is a Rotator Cuff injury?

What is a Rotator Cuff injury?

One of the many parts that make up the shoulder is the rotator cuff. A rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that firmly holds the top of the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket. When there is a movement of the arm or shoulder, these tendons and muscles...

What is a Spinal Cord Stimulator?

What is a Spinal Cord Stimulator?

A spinal cord stimulator is a device similar to a pacemaker that is implanted into the body surgically. The spinal cord stimulator delivers small electrical pulses into the spinal cord to reduce pain. It assists people to reduce their chronic pain and decrease their...

What is Micro Endoscopic Discectomy?

What is Micro Endoscopic Discectomy?

Chronic leg or back pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness are symptoms of a herniated disc. A herniated disc is painful and can affect your health and quality of life. In this article, we will explore a procedure that can help relieve chronic pain. What is Micro...

What is ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture?

What is ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture?

End of the range of motion proximal humerus fracture is a type of bony injury that occurs when the elbow joint is forced to move beyond its normal range of movement. This injury can have more than six weeks and include other associated problems such as swelling and...

What is Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair?

What is Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair?

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, you may be wondering if you need rotator cuff surgery. This is a common question, and the answer depends on the severity of your injury. In some cases, you can repair a rotator cuff tear through arthroscopic surgery. This...

What is Arthroscopic Bankart Repair?

What is Arthroscopic Bankart Repair?

Arthroscopic Bankart Repair, also called arthroscopic capsular shift, is a minimally invasive surgery that repairs anterior shoulder instability. The procedure has been existence for over 20 years and has shown to be successful in treating patients with chronic or...

What is XLIF?

What is XLIF?

Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) is an innovative spine surgery that reaches the spine from the side (lateral). Back pain can be debilitating and life changing. The doctors of Plano Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center, serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area for...

What is ALIF?

What is ALIF?

ALIF, otherwise known as Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, is a procedure that utilizes the front (abdominal region) to fuse the bones in the lumbar spine. This can help to alleviate back pain. Have you experienced back or spine pain? Sometimes this pain is caused...