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Nerve Releases (Shoulder)

Certain degrees of osteoarthritis of the shoulder can cause bony deformations called osteofytes. There is growing evidence, supported by Dr. Millett’s own surgical experience and clinical research that these bony deformations can cause severe neural [...]

Injuries in Overhead Motions in Athletes

Sports that involve overhead motions such as tennis and baseball place significant stress on the shoulder joint. When injuries do occur they usually do so in specific patters that are not common with other shoulder [...]

Reverse Total Shoulder

A relatively new technique is a reverse shoulder replacement which was designed for individuals who are not candidates for a total shoulder replacement because of two underlying conditions—rotator cuff injuries and advanced arthritis and osteoarthritis. This revolutionary type of [...]

Pectoralis Major Rupture / Tear

Pectoralis major rupture / tear: A rupture or tear in the pectoralis major muscle. The pectoralis muscle is situated on the front side of the chest and runs from the chest to the head of [...]

Axillary Nerve Injury

Axillary nerve injury: The axillary nerve is an important shoulder nerve as it innervates several shoulder muscles. These muscles include the deltoid muscle, the teres minor rotator cuff muscle and part of the triceps muscle. [...]

Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis: A shoulder condition also known as a frozen shoulder in which the capsule of the shoulder, surrounding the shoulder joint, becomes inflamed and stiff. This results in pain and greatly restricted range of [...]

Stiff Shoulder

Stiff shoulder: A shoulder which is restricted in the range of motion. Return to Sports Medicine Terminology