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OrthoBioGen Treatments offer Long Term Relief in Shoulder Injuries and the pain associated with them.
OrthoBioGen
The Office of David Wall, MD
1700 N. McMullen Booth Rd  St A2-1
Clearwater, Fl 33759
(727) 724-6373
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OrthoBioGen - The Non Surgical Treatment for:
AC Joint Disruption
The end of the scapula ( wing bone)  is called the acromion, and the joint between this part of the
scapula and clavicle is called the acromioclavicular joint or AC joint.  The AC joint is held together by a
strong band of  tissue known as the AC joint capsule.  This capsule can be disrupted resulting in  
minimal  to severe joint separation.  When the AC joint capsule is only mild to moderately damaged
their may be little change on X ray as opposed to a high grade tear and separation.  This injury can
be a source of pain that is very effectively treated with Biologic Treatments.

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...Success Without Surgery
Rotator Cuff Issues
The rotator cuff refers to a group of four muscles and their respective tendons which attach these
muscles to the bones of the upper arm ( humerus).  These muscles and their attaching tendons wrap
around the shoulder joint and lie in a space that exists between the top of the humerus and the end of
the scapula ( wing bone) known as the acromion.  In certain individuals this space may become too
narrow and the tendons of the rotator cuff become “pinched” resulting in inflammation of the rotator
cuff tendons and associated bursitis of the bursa sack which is intended to allow the tendons to glide
more easily in this area.  When this occurs, diagnosis of impingement syndrome with associated
bursitis is made.   Traditionally, steroid injections along with physical therapy has been used.  
However, we have found that OrthoBioGen treatment is more effective in providing long term pain
relief.

The rotator cuff muscles are also susceptible to tearing associated with trauma.  While rotator cuff
tears can occur with aging and cause no symptoms, traumatic injury to the rotator cuff can also be the
source of significant pain.
The pain can be located in the shoulder but also can radiate into the upper arm.  It is usually worsened by movement of the arm and causes
difficulty with sleeping on the affected side.  Treatment is often conservative including physical therapy.  Cortisone injections are often used but can
actually cause a breakdown of normal tissue.   Biologic treatments not only can provide a reduction in pain but can assist in repair of damaged
tissue and certainly do not cause steroid-like tissue degeneration.  
Labral Tears
The shoulder joint has a cuff of fibrous tissue called the labrum. The labrum circles the shallow shoulder socket known as the glenoid wrapping
around the upper portion of the arm.   The labrum along with the muscles and tendons of the rotator cuff help stabilize the shoulder joint while
allowing for a very wide range of movement of the shoulder joint.   
Trauma can be associated with a labral tear. The labrum also becomes more brittle with age, and can fray and tear as part of the aging process.  
Labral tears usually present with shoulder pain and / or catching of the shoulder with movement.  These tears can occur in different parts of the
labrum.  A SLAP tear is a tear at the top of the shoulder socket where the biceps tendon attaches to the shoulder.   It is the most common labral tear
seen in athletes with overhead throwing motions.  Posterior labral tears are less common but can  be seen in association with rotator cuff injuries in
throwing athletes.  A Bankart Tear is due to stress placed on the front of the shoulder due to overhead activities.

The treatment of a torn labrum depends on the type of tear that has occurred. Most labral tears do not require surgery and can be approached with
physical therapy and Biologic Treatments.