Tag: rotator cuff

  • Davinci’s Glenoid- Decoding the Arthritic Shoulder

    Dr. Spencer and the team at the Shoulder and Elbow Center are thrilled to announce the latest of our research efforts being published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery! Working with Dr. Grant Garrigues at Rush Orthopedics and Dr. Ryan Quigley at Sacramento Medical Center, our team has gathered data on patients who…

  • BULLSEYE!

    BULLSEYE!

    Patients frequently present to our clinic with a lot of anxiety and worry about pain following their shoulder surgery. While there is certainly a wide range of responses to surgery, we commonly find that many of our patients complain of very little pain following their surgeries. There are almost 500,000 total shoulder replacements, reverse shoulder…

  • Spreading the Love- Dr. Spencer Speaks at the Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting

    Spreading the Love- Dr. Spencer Speaks at the Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting

    Dr. Spencer recently participated in an event for the American Shoulder and Elbow Society Foundation at the Musician’s Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN. The event served to raise awareness on the recent innovations in shoulder and elbow care. In preparation for the event, our team assembled a video of some current and former patients…

  • Rotator Cuff Repairs- Different Strokes for Different Folks

    Rotator Cuff Repairs- Different Strokes for Different Folks

    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…

  • A Note from Dr. Spencer on Instability

    A Note from Dr. Spencer on Instability

    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…

  • Test Post

    Test Post

    This is a test post as we prepare to unroll the blog function of our website. Check back soon for in-depth case analyses, surgical technique breakdown and more from Dr. Spencer and the team!