We are so excited to finally bring you our blog, your direct line to the world of shoulder and elbow surgery. Through blog posts, Dr. Spencer is able to take patients far deeper into the world of shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair, pre-operative CT imaging and more! Check back occasionally for new posts, or subscribe at the bottom of the page to get all the latest updates delivered right to your inbox!
Dr. Spencer and the team at KOC are proud to welcome Robert Sleadd, PA-S, back to Knoxville! Rob spent 2 years working as Dr. Spencer’s research assistant before starting Physician Assistant school at Bethel University in Paris, TN. Rob has spent the last year and a half in the classroom and various clinics in middle … Continue reading When Life Comes Full Circle…
Dr. Spencer has been hard at work with the folks at DJO Global, and we are incredibly excited to announce that the newest advancement in stemless shoulder arthroplasty, the CS EDGE system, is now being used. The updated design ensures better fixation while mitigating the amount of bone loss. See the video below for a … Continue reading Introducing the Latest and Greatest in Stemless Shoulder Replacements
Rotator cuff tears are very common. Rotator cuff repairs are the fifth most common surgery performed the United States. Most tears are degenerative and occur with greater frequency in patients over the age of 50. They can, however, occur from traumatic events such as falls or dislocations. Most rotator cuff tears occur when the tendon or tendons pull away or avulses from the … Continue reading Rotator Cuff Repairs- Different Strokes for Different Folks
Posterior instability (instability where the shoulder dislocates or partially dislocates backwards) is not as common as anterior instability were the shoulder dislocates towards the front. Anterior instability is usually secondary to a traumatic event where is posterior instability is frequently associated with repetitive loading. Repetitive loading is common in sports- especially in football lineman. As … Continue reading A Note from Dr. Spencer on Instability
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