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Dr. Badia explains: Shoulder Instability

Dr. Badia Explains: Shoulder Instability Shoulder instability arises when the usual support structures of the shoulder joint are weakened or damaged, resulting in either a partial or complete displacement of the upper arm bone (humerus) from its natural position within the shoulder socket. https://vimeo.com/863457739?share=copy Shoulder instability occurs when the structures that normally hold the shoulder joint in place become compromised, leading to the partial or complete dislocation of the upper arm bone (humerus) from the shoulder socket (glenoid). This can result in repeated episodes of the shoulder “popping out” of its normal position, causing discomfort, pain, and limited mobility. Here’s a breakdown of shoulder instability: The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint known for its wide range of motion. Stability in the shoulder is primarily provided by a group of ligaments, tendons, and muscles, along with the labrum (a rim of cartilage that deepens the glenoid socket). When any of these structures are damaged or loose, it can lead to instability. Types of instability : Traumatic Instability: This occurs as a result of a sudden injury or trauma, such as a fall or sports-related impact, causing the shoulder to dislocate. Atraumatic Instability: This is more common in cases where there is no single traumatic event. It often results from underlying factors like ligament laxity or repetitive overhead arm motions.  Treatment Options : Arthroscopic Stabilization: Minimally invasive surgery to repair or tighten damaged ligaments and labrum. Conservative Management: Non-surgical approaches may include physical therapy to strengthen the shoulder muscles and improve stability. Rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications can help manage pain and inflammation.     Shoulder Testimonials

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New techniques help some shoulder surgeries

Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery in Miami, FL How best to repair the labrum, a cartilage structure that deepens the socket of the shoulder joint, remains somewhat controversial, but knotless sutures and bioabsorbable tissue anchors are some of the technological advances improving outcomes. says orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Badia, who is one of the notable hand and upper limb orthopedic surgeons in Miami, Florida, reports significant clinical success in performing minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgery, proving particularly beneficial for closing so-called SLAP tears—injuries to the upper portion of the labrum, the fibrous cartilage that surrounds the rim of the shoulder socket. The knotless sutures, loaded onto bioabsorbable anchors, are used to reattach the detached labral tissue at the right tension to return the shoulder joint to full movement. Badia says the knotless systems remove the risk of irritating the shoulder joint and also allow for better control of the tension during the repair. The repair of a labral tear/detachment is now done arthroscopically via three small portal incisions, he says. The labrum helps stabilize the humerus in its socket, whereas the primary role of rotator cuff tendons is to maintain the head within that socket allowing shoulder motion. Tears in the labrum can be caused by trauma, such as sports-related injuries; repetitive use of the shoulder by athletes and workers for lifting, catching or the overhead throwing of heavy objects; and simple weakening from aging, Badia says. A common cause of a labral injury occurs when a person instinctively outstretches the arms in an effort to break a fall. Falling directly on the shoulder can also tear the labrum by causing a dislocation of the shoulder joint. The shoulder is highly vulnerable to disease and injury because it is the most unstable joint in the body, explains Badia, who is founder and medical director of the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNow. “Yet, it is this very instability that provides the shoulder with such an extensive range of motion, allowing it to assume up to 1,000 different positions.” Patients with labral tears may complain of nonspecific pain and sensitivity in the front of the shoulder, shoulder popping and a general sense of instability in the joint—symptoms that often make diagnosis difficult. Labral tears are hard to prevent as they tend to be from sports-related or traumatic-injury events. Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints of patients but pinpointing the precise nature of the problem can be challenging and should be done by an orthopedic specialist experienced in treating disorders of the upper limbs,” Badia says. Labral tears are a common cause of persistent shoulder pain and are difficult to diagnose, even by magnetic resonance imaging. Many times, the diagnosis is made at the time of the arthroscopy, where a fiber optic instrument is inserted into the shoulder, allowing diagnosis and definitive repair during that same outpatient procedure. However, occasional failed labral repairs can be because of ineffective or incorrect suture anchor placement and overtensioning of the labrum tissue and biceps tendon, Badia says Badia emphasizes conservative approaches can be initially used with small labral tears including cryotherapy, anti-inflammatory medications, rehabilitation and perhaps injection of certain orthobio agents, such as PRP.   “Surgery should only be performed if rest and rehabilitation are unsuccessful in healing the injury,” he adds. “Any operation should be performed not only to repair the labral tissue but address the injury that resulted in the tear in the first place.” Our Out Patient Surgery Center Blogs: Dr. Badia Will Lecture at Becker’s 29th Annual Meeting Dr. Badia Will Lecture at Becker’s 29th Annual Meeting Insurance Medical Loss Ratio Mandate Effect on Healthcare Insurance Medical Loss Ratio Mandate Effect on Healthcare Q&A for Beacon Council Newsletter OrthoNOW Q&A for Beacon Council Newsletter OrthoNOW Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles From Good Idea to Household Name: OrthoNOW Accepts the Challenge By Thomas Sullivan Last Updated Oct 4, 2023

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Shoulder instability labrum repairs Dr. Badia
Shoulder Video Education

Dr. Badia explains: Shoulder Instability

Dr. Badia Explains: Shoulder Instability Shoulder instability arises when the usual support structures of the shoulder joint are weakened or damaged, resulting in either a partial or complete displacement of the upper arm bone (humerus) from its natural position within the shoulder socket. https://vimeo.com/863457739?share=copy Shoulder instability occurs when the structures that normally hold the shoulder joint in place become compromised, leading to the partial or complete dislocation of the upper arm bone (humerus) from the shoulder socket (glenoid). This can result in repeated episodes of the shoulder “popping out” of its normal position, causing discomfort, pain, and limited mobility. Here’s a breakdown of shoulder instability: The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint known for its wide range of motion. Stability in the shoulder is primarily provided by a group of ligaments, tendons, and muscles, along with the labrum (a rim of cartilage that deepens the glenoid socket). When any of these structures are damaged or loose, it can lead to instability. Types of instability : Traumatic Instability: This occurs as a result of a sudden injury or trauma, such as a fall or sports-related impact, causing the shoulder to dislocate. Atraumatic Instability: This is more common in cases where there is no single traumatic event. It often results from underlying factors like ligament laxity or repetitive overhead arm motions.  Treatment Options : Arthroscopic Stabilization: Minimally invasive surgery to repair or tighten damaged ligaments and labrum. Conservative Management: Non-surgical approaches may include physical therapy to strengthen the shoulder muscles and improve stability. Rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications can help manage pain and inflammation.     Shoulder Testimonials

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shoulder specialist Dr. Badia
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New techniques help some shoulder surgeries

Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery in Miami, FL How best to repair the labrum, a cartilage structure that deepens the socket of the shoulder joint, remains somewhat controversial, but knotless sutures and bioabsorbable tissue anchors are some of the technological advances improving outcomes. says orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Badia, who is one of the notable hand and upper limb orthopedic surgeons in Miami, Florida, reports significant clinical success in performing minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgery, proving particularly beneficial for closing so-called SLAP tears—injuries to the upper portion of the labrum, the fibrous cartilage that surrounds the rim of the shoulder socket. The knotless sutures, loaded onto bioabsorbable anchors, are used to reattach the detached labral tissue at the right tension to return the shoulder joint to full movement. Badia says the knotless systems remove the risk of irritating the shoulder joint and also allow for better control of the tension during the repair. The repair of a labral tear/detachment is now done arthroscopically via three small portal incisions, he says. The labrum helps stabilize the humerus in its socket, whereas the primary role of rotator cuff tendons is to maintain the head within that socket allowing shoulder motion. Tears in the labrum can be caused by trauma, such as sports-related injuries; repetitive use of the shoulder by athletes and workers for lifting, catching or the overhead throwing of heavy objects; and simple weakening from aging, Badia says. A common cause of a labral injury occurs when a person instinctively outstretches the arms in an effort to break a fall. Falling directly on the shoulder can also tear the labrum by causing a dislocation of the shoulder joint. The shoulder is highly vulnerable to disease and injury because it is the most unstable joint in the body, explains Badia, who is founder and medical director of the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNow. “Yet, it is this very instability that provides the shoulder with such an extensive range of motion, allowing it to assume up to 1,000 different positions.” Patients with labral tears may complain of nonspecific pain and sensitivity in the front of the shoulder, shoulder popping and a general sense of instability in the joint—symptoms that often make diagnosis difficult. Labral tears are hard to prevent as they tend to be from sports-related or traumatic-injury events. Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints of patients but pinpointing the precise nature of the problem can be challenging and should be done by an orthopedic specialist experienced in treating disorders of the upper limbs,” Badia says. Labral tears are a common cause of persistent shoulder pain and are difficult to diagnose, even by magnetic resonance imaging. Many times, the diagnosis is made at the time of the arthroscopy, where a fiber optic instrument is inserted into the shoulder, allowing diagnosis and definitive repair during that same outpatient procedure. However, occasional failed labral repairs can be because of ineffective or incorrect suture anchor placement and overtensioning of the labrum tissue and biceps tendon, Badia says Badia emphasizes conservative approaches can be initially used with small labral tears including cryotherapy, anti-inflammatory medications, rehabilitation and perhaps injection of certain orthobio agents, such as PRP.   “Surgery should only be performed if rest and rehabilitation are unsuccessful in healing the injury,” he adds. “Any operation should be performed not only to repair the labral tissue but address the injury that resulted in the tear in the first place.” Our Out Patient Surgery Center Blogs: Dr. Badia Will Lecture at Becker’s 29th Annual Meeting Dr. Badia Will Lecture at Becker’s 29th Annual Meeting Insurance Medical Loss Ratio Mandate Effect on Healthcare Insurance Medical Loss Ratio Mandate Effect on Healthcare Q&A for Beacon Council Newsletter OrthoNOW Q&A for Beacon Council Newsletter OrthoNOW Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles From Good Idea to Household Name: OrthoNOW Accepts the Challenge By Thomas Sullivan Last Updated Oct 4, 2023

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