The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body, enabling a wide range of movements. As a
result, the shoulder joint is considered the most insecure joint of the body. The support of
ligaments, muscles and tendons function to provide the required stability.
Bones in the shoulder are held together by fibrous connective tissue called ligaments, the main
source of stability for the shoulder. Ligaments, however, are not particularly flexible. Once
stretched, they tend to stay stretched causing laxity in the joint. Small tears often occur,
making the tissue susceptible to more serious injury.
Tendons are elastic, soft, connective tissue that attach muscles to bone. The rotator cuff
tendons are a group of tendons that connect the deepest layer of muscles to the arm. The rotator
cuff muscles and tendons control our ability to raise the arm from our side (abduction). Tear of
this tissue often results from traumatic injury or overuse.
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Because ligaments, tendons, and cartilage, have poor blood supply, they are slow to heal and
often heal incompletely. Orthobiologic procedures, such as Stem
Cell Therapy or PRP can accelerate the speed at which they heal and ensure a
more complete recovery.
Common shoulder conditions
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injuries to the shoulder.
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To learn more about what we can do to help with your condition, call
our office at 817-416-0970. We will thoroughly
diagnose your condition and present you with treatment options. From there we will guide you
along your road to recovery.