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The 3 Most Common Types of Shoulder Surgeries Sep 14th, 2021

Patients are referred for shoulder surgery to repair and restore function to a damaged shoulder joint. Injury, inflammatory disease, and wear and tear are common causes of shoulder damage. Surgery is an option when the damage to the shoulder joint is extensive or nonsurgical treatments fail to provide adequate pain...

Who is a Candidate for Spine Surgery? Aug 15th, 2021

Sudden or degenerative spinal damage such as herniated discs and ligament injuries can mean dealing with daily neck and back pain. Whether from a bad fall or a degenerative condition like arthritis, damage to the spine can negatively impact many aspects of your day-to-day life and lower your overall quality...

Getting Back in the Game After and ACL Tear Jul 19th, 2021

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is a common sports-related injury. The ability to return to play following an ACL injury is the primary concern of most athletes.  Prompt surgical intervention and rehabilitation are a priority for athletes with ACL injuries. Orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Michael Klassen, MD,...

Signs of a Rotator Cuff Injury Jun 11th, 2021

Your shoulder is one of the largest, most complex joints in your body. It involves three bones held securely in place by a group of muscles and tendons. Together, they make your rotator cuff, which keeps your upper arm bone in your shoulder socket and gives you a wide range...