Flashcards in 4- Shoulder Conditions Deck (12)
List the 4 rotator cuff muscles
What happens in shoudler impingement?
Tendons of rotator cuff are compressed in the tight subacromial space
What is the clinical sign of shoulder impingement?
Painful arc on abduction between 60-120 degrees
Outline treatment for shoulder impingement
Subacromial steroid injection
Give a classic history surrounding a rotator cuff tear
Sudden jerk e.g. holding a rail when a bus suddenly stops
Give another name for adhesive capsulitis affecting the shoulder
Define adhesive capsulitis
Progressive pain + stiffness in the shoulder that resolves after 18-24mths
What is the principle clinical sign of adhesive capsulitis?
Loss of external rotation + restricted other movements
Which diseases are assoc. with frozen shoulder?
What characterizes acute calcific tendonitis in the shoulder?
Acute severe shoulder pain
Calcium deposits on supraspinatus tendon
Which shoulder dislocation is more common - anterior or posterior?