Sports Medicine Terminology

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Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Shoulder osteoarthritis: Degeneration or wear of the shoulder joint. Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease, is inflammation of the articular cartilage. As the cartilage becomes more inflamed it can wear away creating bone on bone exposure [...]

Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder arthritis: An inflammation of the cartilage in the shoulder joint. Return to Sports Medicine Terminology

Shoulder Fractures

Shoulder fractures: A fracture of the humerus or scapula (shoulder blade). Return to Sports Medicine Terminology

Biceps Tendon Tear

Biceps tendon tear: A tear in the biceps tendon without complete rupture or separation. Return to Sports Medicine Terminology

Biceps Tendon Rupture

Biceps tendon rupture: A complete separation of the tendon from its attachment site resulting in dysfunction of the biceps muscle. This can occur proximally (near the shoulder) or distally (near the elbow). Return to Sports [...]

Biceps Tendonitis

Biceps tendonitis: An inflammation of the biceps tendon. Return to Sports Medicine Terminology

Biceps Tendon Dislocation

Biceps tendon dislocation: There are two tendons of the biceps muscle; one of the tendons is attached to the shoulder blade cavity and runs through the shoulder joint through a specific groove or sulcus on [...]

Shoulder Cartilage Tear

Shoulder cartilage tear: A tear in the cartilage covering the joint surface of the upper arm bone or the shoulder blade cavity. Return to Sports Medicine Terminology

Shoulder Cartilage Injury

Shoulder cartilage injury:  The joint surfaces of bones are covered by cartilage. In the shoulder joint these bones are the head of the humerus and the glenoid cavity of the shoulder blade. Cartilage injury can [...]