Elaine Mau

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Glenohumeral Degenerative Disease: Osteoarthritis

The Problem Degenerative osteoarthritis (OA) of the glenohumeral joint may be a primary, idiopathic process. However, it can also be secondary to a number of inciting factors including post-traumatic, previous capsulorrhaphy, chondrolysis from intra-articular pain pumps, hardware complication, persistent instability, and developmental problems that accelerate the degenerative process. Although both OA and inflammatory arthropathies such…

Evaluation and Management of Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears

The Problem The rotator cuff is made up of tendons from the supraspinatous, infraspinatous, teres minor and subscapularis (‘SITS’) muscles, and plays an important role in the dynamic stability of the shoulder joint. These tendons may become damaged through an acute traumatic injury and/or through a chronic degenerative process of which multiple intrinsic and extrinsic…

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