General Shoulder Injuries

General Shoulder Injuries


Shoulder Arthroscopy possible open surgery depending on the severity


Impingement – Inflammation of the rotator cuff or bursa

Labrum tear – A popping or catching feeling due to dislocation or unstable joint.

The shoulder is a very mobile joint. One of the most common injured joint in the body is the shoulder.


Do Nothing; Diagnostic Testing; Medicines; Physical Therapy; Cortisone Injections; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections


Relieve pain, Improve function




Supervised by physical therapist, usually starting the next day

Off Work:

Depends on job, approximately 2 weeks or more


Driving can resume as soon as you feel comfortable or instructed by the doctor

Assistive devices:

May be immobilized in a brace up to 6 weeks

Pain Control:

Narcotic pain medicine, Anti-inflammatory, Muscle Relaxer


When instructed by the doctor

Medical Clearance:

We may have to request medical clearance from your primary doctor and/or cardiologist prior to surgery


Anesthesia, Bleeding, Infection, Stiffness, Damage to nerve/blood vessel/ ligament, Fracture, Blood clot, Lung Clot, Medical, Failure to achieve goals

Dr. Curcione talks about General Shoulder Injuries


Your musculoskeletal system, which comprises 206 bones that are connected by joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, protects your internal organs, supports your weight, and allows you to move. It's a complex, interdependent system where even a minor disruption can result in discomfort.

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