Biologics – Shoulder


Shoulder Therapies Through Biologics

Ortho RI Biologics provides an innovative approach to get you back to doing what matters most, offering biologic procedures for a wide variety of shoulder injuries and conditions.

Shoulder arthritis

The breakdown of the cartilage that coats the ends of bones and joints in the shoulder. Normally, damaged cartilage repairs itself as older cartilage is degraded. When this degradation outpaces repair, cartilage breakdown occurs and damage to bone results. Symptoms of shoulder arthritis include pain, tenderness, stiffness, decreased flexibility, a grating sensation during movement, the formation of bone spurs around the affected joint.

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Rotator cuff tear

A tear in the rotator cuff, a group of muscles and tendons that help maintain shoulder stability while lifting and rotating the arm. These tears are commonly caused by repetitive motion and overuse during activities like baseball and tennis, although traumatic injuries like shoulder dislocation can also result in a tear. Symptoms include pain and weakness when lifting or lowering the arm, degeneration of the shoulder muscles, and a crackling sensation (crepitus) when the shoulder is moved.

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Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator cuff tendinopathy
The tearing, inflammation, or pain in a tendon in a group of muscles and tendons called the rotator cuff, which keeps your upper arm inside your shoulder socket. Sometimes referred to as tendinosis or tendinitis, it’s usually caused by overuse or general wear and tear, and is more common in people over age 30. If untreated, it can lead to stiffness or weakness in the shoulder and other long-term problems.
Biceps tendinopathy
The tearing, inflammation, or pain in the long head of the biceps tendon. This strong, cord-like structure connects the biceps muscle to the bones in the shoulder. Symptoms commonly include pain in the front of the shoulder and weakness.
AC sprain

The stretching of the ligaments that join the clavicle (collarbone) to the scapula (shoulder blade) which make up the acromioclavicular joint. This only occurs because of trauma, either in sports or falls with a direct force to the side of the shoulder. Patients with an AC sprain will have pain with most motions of the shoulder, particularly moving the arm across the body. If the damage to the ligaments is severe enough, an AC sprain can also be known as an AC separation, or “separated shoulder”.

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