Types of Shoulder Injuries Explained

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injuryWas your shoulder injury the result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness? If so, the Florida broken bone injury attorneys at Trial Pro is prepared to review your claim and help you pursue fair compensation. Our legal team is has represented varying types of shoulder injury claims and has the know-how and experience to effectively advocate your interests.

What You Need To Know About Rotator Cuff Injuries

injuryA rotator cuff tear is a fairly common injury that can cause debilitating pain. A weaken shoulder can result in an inability to work and can even prevent you from performing simple everyday activities. Most tears begin with fraying of the tendons, but if not properly cared for, will result in a partial or a full-thickness tear. When one or more of the rotator cuff tendons are torn, the tendon no longer fully attaches to the head of the humerous.

The first line of treatment includes:

If the pain continues for approximately 6-12 months, surgery is recommended.

The Complexities of Rotator Cuff Repair

When a rotator cuff injury does not respond to nonsurgical methods, surgery will be recommended. The doctor will opt for either an open repair or arthroscopic repair. An open repair is a traditional surgery where a large incision is required to better see and gain access to the torn tendon. During an arthroscopic repair, a small camera (arthroscope) is threaded into a small incision in the shoulder which then displays the picture on a television screen which the surgeon uses as a guide. Once the surgery is complete and the patient is stable, rehabilitation is prescribed. Physical therapy is the most important part of the repair as it helps regain shoulder strength and motion.

Clearly, this isn’t a “simply” procedure. If your rotator cuff injury was caused due to negligence or carelessness and ultimately resulted in arthroscopic acromioplasty (rotator cuff surgery), then it is important for you to contact an Orlando shoulder injury lawyer as soon as possible.

What You Need To Know About Collarbone Fractures

A broken collarbone is known as a clavicle fracture. The collarbone connects the arm to the body and is located between the ribcage and shoulder blade. The different signs of a clavicle fracture include:

  • A sagging shoulder
  • An inability to lift the arm
  • A grinding sensation
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness

Collarbone Fractures Repair

Before surgical treatment is an option, the use of a sling or wrap is suggested for comfort/stability and physical therapy is recommended. If the bones are out of place, surgery will be recommended to re-align the bones which are then held together with plates and screws. An acromioplasty, also known as subacromial decompression, is an arthroscopic surgical procedure to repair the fracture. Dramatic relief is usually seen soon after surgery, and physiotherapy is then ordered. Again, like other shoulder injuries, the solution to this type of injury is significant, painful, and costly. Don’t be caught holding the bill for someone else’s recklessness.

Get Your Free Shoulder Injury Consultation Today

The days immediately following an accident are crucial. If you’ve suffered a shoulder injury that is causing you significant pain, do not hesitate to contact our firm and request a free initial case evaluation. We understand these types of cases and can give you an honest assessment of your personal injury claim. Call our Florida injury attorneys today at 800-874-2577 for reliable, sympathetic legal counsel!