In May 2017, the YSP team were fortunate to attend the two day Tendon, Nerves and Pain Master Class hosted by the prestigious Liverpool Upper Limb Unit. Speakers at this event included some of the country’s leading upper limb surgeons, physiotherapists, radiologists, and neurophysiologists. The program included an in depth debate on advances, techniques and controversies associated with tendinopathy of the shoulder and elbow, including areas of therapy, biologics and surgery.
This post is intended to give both physios and members of the public more of an insight into the management of rotator cuff tears, and introduce readers to the role and scope of superior capsular reconstruction. If you are reading this as a patient then it may help to read the previous blogs on tendinopathy and throwing pain, as well as our anatomy page. This should help to give you some background information as the following post has more of an academic flavour. Rotator cuf
We see a lot of people who tell me their shoulder pain began after throwing, some of these play cricket to a high level, some are athletes and some are just launching something for the dog to chase. The forces involved in racket sports and golf are very similar to throwing, and shoulder pain in this population is another common problem that I see. So if you are fed up missing out on your weekly tennis game, or can’t commit fully to your drive because of pain or the dog just l