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Arthroscopic Shoulder SLAP Repair

Shoulder labral tears that occur in the superior region of the shoulder socket are often referred to as SLAP tears. SLAP stands for Superior Labral Anterior Posterior. This refers to the location of the torn labrum, which is found anterior and posterior to the biceps tendon, which originates just behind the superior portion of the labrum.

Certain SLAP tears are most appropriately treated with physical therapy and other non-operative treatments. These tears are collective referred to as stable SLAP tears. Other tears are unstable and require surgical treatment to repair the superior labral tear.

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Arthroscopic Shoulder Labral (Bankart) Repair & Capsular Shift

Shoulder labral (Bankart) tears are are frequent cause of pain in the shoulder. These labral tears are typically caused by significant trauma to theshoulder and can lead to instability of the shoulder. Non-operative treatment for tears and instability consists of physical therapy and injections, in certain situations. If a patient's pain and/or instability is not resolved with non-operative treatment, these injuries can be corrected with minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.

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Double-Row Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Double-row arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is a new procedure used to fix full thickness rotator cuff tears.

Double-Row Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Saint Louis, Missouri

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Rotator Cuff Tears

The rotator cuff is a series of four muscles that originate from the shoulder blade and attach to the outside portion of the shoulder. When the rotator cuff is torn, patients often have difficulty raising the arm above their head. The function of the rotator cuff, however, is not raise the arm, but to stabilize the ball in the shoulder socket. With the ball stable the larger muscles around the shoulder, such as the deltoid, are then able to help raise the arm.

Rotator Cuff Tears, Saint Louis, Missouri


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Shoulder Anatomy

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with the greatest range of motion compared to any other joint in the body. The humeral head is the ball of the ball and socket joint, where the glenoid is the the socket. The socket is extremely small and shallow compared to the humeral head. This mismatch is essential to allow the amount and types of motion seen in this joint.

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Shoulder Physical Therapy

Supervised physical therapy is essential for the treatment of shoulder injuries. Therapy protocols have been developed for a variety of operative and non-operative treatment regimens.

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The Injured Worker - Shoulder

Dr. King specializes in the treatment of shoulder pathology in the injured worker. He offers the latest operative and non-operative techniques to help these patients recover from their work-related injury.

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