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The shoulder is a highly active joint that offers the greatest range of motion in the human body.  We rely on the shoulder joint to help us perform countless everyday activities, so when shoulder pain and shoulder weakness prevents us from completing simple tasks, medical treatment is usually recommended. Degenerative diseases and other common conditions of the shoulder, such as arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis can create pain and weakness for patients, and if left untreated, can lead to bigger problems. Direct trauma to the shoulder, such as a sternoclavicular joint injury or dislocation, often requires surgical intervention.  Dr. Padalecki is skilled to treat a number of shoulder conditions, and when surgery is recommended, you can depend on his entire team to offer the best care and surgical approach to treat and manage your injury.

Shoulder injuries are usually classified in three common areas:  athletic injuries, traumatic injuries, and degenerative and arthritic conditions.

AC Joint Separation Grading

An Overview on AC Joint Separation Grading A separation of the collarbone from the shoulder blade is medically classified as an acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation. Typically sustained from a hard fall or direct hit to the AC joint, an AC joint separation is a common injury in the active population. When an injury occurs, [...]

AC Joint Injury

AC Joint Injury Overview The AC (acromioclavicular) joint is located in the shoulder where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the acromion process of the shoulder blade (scapula). This joint is reinforced by ligaments which provide stability while allowing for some motion to occur between the collar bone and acromion. The ends of the bones are [...]

AC Fracture

AC Fracture Overview The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is located where the clavicle (collarbone) meets the highest point of the acromion (shoulder blade). Injuries to this joint are among the most common shoulder injuries in the active population. An AC fracture can occur from a direct hit to the “point” of the shoulder or from [...]

AC Arthritis

An Overview on AC Arthritis AC arthritis, otherwise known as osteoarthritis of the acromioclavicular joint, is fairly common in middle aged adults and the active population. When the AC joint begins to deteriorate from loss of cartilage and causes AC joint pain, inflammation and limited range of motion in the shoulder joint, shoulder arthritis [...]

Subacromial Impingement

Subacromial Impingement Specialist Are you an athlete who participates in sports that involve throwing overhead? If so, you may be at risk of developing shoulder impingement. One of the most common causes of shoulder pain is subacromial shoulder impingement. Shoulder impingement specialist, Dr. Jeff Padalecki provides diagnosis and both surgical and [...]

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