Sports Docs Weekly Blitz: Shoulder separations & the impact of arthroscopy on sports medicine
Posted on September 15, 2017 at 10:50 AM by Bryan Warme, MD
Bryan Warme, MD
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
This week I want to discuss a relatively rare and sometimes confusing sports injury: the shoulder separation. This injury generally results from a direct blow to the top of the shoulder, such as when a quarterback is sacked and the shoulder is driven into the ground.
Treatment of these injuries has evolved over time and demonstrate the progress in technology we have in sports medicine, as we can now treat many of these cases that need surgery with arthroscopic surgery instead of open surgery.
In contrast to shoulder dislocations...