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Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Anatomy | General Information | Post-Operative Care

Instability | Tendinitis, Bursitis, & Impingment Syndrome | Rotator Cuff Tears
Labral Tears | Acromioclavicular Arthritis | Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment Syndrome


Shoulder Tendinitis, Bursitis & Impingement Syndrome


The tendons of the group of muscles collectively called the "rotator cuff" normally slide within the space between the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) and the acromion (tip of the shoulder).

Bursae are fluid filled sacs in the joint that protect the tendons.

Impingement syndrome is a condition in which the space between the humeral head and acromion becomes too narrow to allow the inflammed tendons and bursae to move freely between the bones.


Signs and Symptoms


What causes tendinitis, bursitis & impingement syndrome?


Non-Surgical Treatment


Surgical Treatment: Shoulder Arthroscopy (Subacromial Decompression)

Subacromial Decompression: Shoulder Impingement