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Structural disorders of the shoulder 

Structural disorders of the shoulder
Structural disorders of the shoulder

Lennard Funk

, Puneet Monga

, and Michael Walton

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date: 19 June 2021

This chapter starts with an illustrated introduction to the structural anatomy of the shoulder (bone, joints, muscles, and soft tissue). It then provides detailed coverage of the following disorders: glenohumeral joint instability, disorders of the proximal biceps, slap tears, rotator cuff disease, frozen shoulder, glenohumeral arthritis, acromioclavicular joint dislocations, clavicle fractures, proximal humeral fractures, and scapula fractures. Disorders of the proximal biceps include biceps tendonitis, biceps instability, biceps rupture, and tenotomy or tenodesis. Rotator cuff disease encompasses subacromial impingement, rotator cuff tears, and calcific tendonitis. Each disorder is described in relation to a number of the following aspects: classification, aetiology, diagnosis, pathology, clinical assessment, clinical presentation, investigations, management, and treatment.

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