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Reducing dislocated shoulders

Reducing dislocated shoulders

Shoulder dislocations are a relatively rare occurrence (0.08 per 1000) but feature disproportionately frequent among active men under the age of 30, doctors are reducing their dislocations and then sending them off to rehab for stabilization and retraining. The two popular methods to reduce shoulders are the Kocher and the Milch. Kocher’s can be seen(…)

Anterior shoulder instability

Anterior shoulder instability

Olds et al 2011 wanted to determine how stiffness and strength are affected by an anteriorly displaced shoulder. Recruiting 16 males with unilateral anterior shoulder instability (at least 2 traumatic instances), they used standardized outcome measures- Western Ontario Shoulder Index (discussed here), ASESSSAF, and the Single Alpha Numeric Evaluation. The tell-tale sign of shoulder instability(…)

The Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index

The Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index

The Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index (WORC) is a 21 question self-report using a visual analogue scale. The patient indicates on a line how much pain, discomfort and limitation he or she experiences in various situations. As standardized screens are always favoured in the medical community, the WORC (developed at the University of Western Ontario by Kirkley,(…)

SLAP lesions

SLAP lesions

Ever meet a high school pitcher who had chronic shoulder pain and couldn’t get over it? That racket ball player at the local sports club who complains of a “clunking” in his shoulder every time he goes overhead yet the doctor says nothing is really wrong? That volleyball player who can’t serve with power anymore(…)