The intent of this website is to give information through to patients that has shoulder problems in the practice of Dr. P.J.J Strobos. The reason for this is to simplify the treatment of the patient so that the patient can understand what the treatment entails. This is also an attempt to have images and videoclips to illustrate the different treatment options.
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The acromio-clavicular joint is between the clavicle (collar bone) and the acromion (shoulder bone). This injury usually results from a fall onto the tip of the shoulder or on to the back of the shoulder.
A calcium deposit accumulates in one of the tendons of the shoulder. The cause is unknown and not related to injury, diet or osteoporosis. The most common group of patients are female, 40-50 years of age, but other age groups and males can also be affected. Calcifications can have a paste-like consistency or a hard deposit in the shoulder. The…
This condition is quite frequent in patients with shoulder surgery. This is a very frustrating condition to treat because most medical aids refuse to pay for treatment. The incidence in the normal population is about 8%. The condition is usually manifested with pain in the skin with touch (sheets or clothing touching the skin, water droplets or even when a…
Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that begins with a gradual onset of pain and a limitation of shoulder motion. The discomfort and loss of movement can become so severe that even simple daily activities become difficult.
Healing takes place on 2 phases: Acute healing (6 weeks) and remodelling or secondary phase (more than a year). Healing of any tissue takes place through the inflammatory process and the following signs are evident: Rubor – redness Dulor – pain Calor – increased temperature Tumor – swelling Functio laesa – loss of function As can be seen from the…
This is when the tip of the shoulder (tuberositas of humerus – part of shoulder) compresses the tendons (pinch or impinge) on the acromion (a bony protrusion on the shoulder blade), usually due to bony spurs that form underneath the acromion or an injury sustained to this part.
The shoulder is a ball (humeral head) and socket (glenoid). The muscles act to elevate the arm. The large outside muscle is the deltoid and deep to that is the rotator cuff – a combined tendon inserting into a prominence on the head called the greater tuberosity.
The shoulder consists of a ball (humeral head) and socket (glenoid). The ball is stabilized in the socket by a cartilage rim (“labarum”, which means “lip”) and the ligaments, which attach to the labarum.