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The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is one of four major ligaments of the knee. ACL injuries are common in sports that involve sudden changes of direction, such as football and soccer, but they can also occur during regular daily activities.
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Frozen shoulder is a common source of chronic (ongoing) pain, inflammation and restricted movement in the shoulder. Frozen shoulder commonly occurs in people age 50 and older as a result of overuse.
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Enhancing athleticism, reducing the likelihood of injury
Knee problems are very common, and anyone can have them. Mechanical knee problems are caused by a direct blow or sudden movement that strains the knee, or osteoarthritis in the knee, resulting from wear and tear on the parts. Inflammatory knee problems can result from certain rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosis (lupus). These diseases cause swelling that can damage the knees permanently.
A shoulder labral tear is an injury to the cartilage in the shoulder joint. Two of the most common tears are the SLAP (superior labral tear form anterior to posterior) tear and the Bankart tear. Some kinds of labral tears - especially a Bankart lesion - can increase the potential for shoulder dislocations.
The LCL (lateral collateral ligament) is a thin band of tissue that runs along the outside of the knee. Thousands of people every year have LCL injuries, including stretches, partial tears or complete tears. An LCL injury is usually a result of the knee joint being pushed from the inside of the leg during an accident, sports or a fall.
The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee. A meniscus tear is a common knee injury that happens when one or more of the fibrocartilage strips in the knee (called menisci) is stretched or torn. Meniscus tears can happen during sports or even during simple daily activities such as walking or lifting something heavy. They are usually caused by twisting or turning quickly.
Partial PCL tears and some isolated complete tears can be treated without surgery. This can only be determined during an examination by an experienced physician. You should know and consider the short- and long-term consequences of your options.
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that work to move the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff can be torn from overuse or injury. As one of the oldest and most prestigious orthopaedic surgery units in the country, physicians at the University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedic Surgery have treated hundreds of people with torn rotator cuffs and performed hundreds of rotator cuff repairs.
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The University of Michigan Health System diagnoses and treats all types of shoulder conditions, from acute injuries such as sprains to long-term degenerative issues. And we offer a variety of innovative surgical and non-surgical treatments that will be individualized for your specific needs.
A dislocated shoulder occurs when your upper arm bone (the humerus) pops out of the cup-shaped socket that is part of your shoulder. Dislocations hurt. When the bone is pulled out of the socket, cartilage, muscle and other tissues are stretched and torn. Sometimes the muscles around the shoulder joint go into spasms, making any movement very painful.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of shoulder instability, you should know that the University of Michigan Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center has a variety of nonsurgical and surgical options that can improve your quality of life. We work closely with other areas within the U-M Health System to develop an individualized treatment plan for you.
Does your shoulder pain keep you up at night or keep you from doing what you want to do? Has your primary care physician suggested shoulder replacement? If so, you should know that the surgeons at the University of Michigan Health System are experts in shoulder replacement have performed hundreds of these procedures.
Sports Conditioning Programs
University of Michigan sports medicine physicians serve athletes and active patients with orthopaedic-related injuries and conditions of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle. We provide complete orthopaedic care to athletes of all interests, levels and ages.