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.
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
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Ligament damage
- Labral tears
- Dislocated shoulder
- Frozen shoulder
- Glenoid labrum tear
- Impingement syndrome
- Rotator cuff tear
- SLAP lesion
- Supraspinatus tendon tear
Read more about injuries to the shoulder.
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