Anatomy, Conditions And Treatments
The shoulder is the most flexible joint in our body. Its flexibility allows us to move and rotate the arm in many positions: to the front, above, to the side, and behind your body. The area where the humerus (upper arm bone) fits into the scapula (shoulder blade) forms the shoulder joint. The shoulder is absolutely essential for the movement of the upper part of your body and every possible injury should be examined by an orthopedic shoulder doctor.
The video on the left is a perfect presentation of the shoulder anatomy.
There are three important bones in the shoulder:
- Acromion – bony projection off the scapula
- Clavicle (collarbone) – meets the acromion in the acromioclavicular joint
- Cracoid process – hook-like bony projection from the scapula
Besides these three important bones, the shoulder joint consists of three important bone structures as well:
The shoulder’s flexibility is a major reason for the shoulder joint’s vulnerability. This joint is prone to instability and injury. There are different types of shoulder conditions and shoulder injuries, mostly caused by repetitive motions or traumas to the shoulder. Following are the most common shoulder conditions with details about their causes, symptoms, and treatments:
Every shoulder injury has its own complexity which determines the treatment process. More complex injuries usually require a shoulder surgery, while less complex injuries are treated with physical or medical therapy. The team of orthopedic experts at Manhattan Orthopedic Care is capable of performing different types of orthopedic shoulder treatments, starting from non-surgical to the most complex shoulder surgeries. Following are the shoulder procedures performed at Manhattan Orthopedic Care: