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    A Look at the Anatomy of the Shoulder

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Like the hip, the shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint, which allows it to perform extensive range of motion. Its anatomy permits such diverse actions such as throwing a ball, executing a pushup, and performing a backstroke. The complexity of the structures that comprise the shoulder also makes it prone to orthopaedic injury.

    Tissues

    Muscles, ligaments, and tendons surround and support joints so that they can stay in place. Because the shoulder has widespread range of motion, it needs several supportive tissues that can facilitate motion as they keep the joint steady. The subscapularis, infraspinatus, suprasinatus, and teres minor are the four muscles of the shoulder. Together with the tendons that connect these muscles to nearby bones, they make up the rotator cuff.

    Bones

    The shoulder contains three primary bones: the humerus, the clavicle, and the scapula. Each reside in different parts of the body but come together at the shoulder joint. The humerus is the bone of the upper arm. The clavicle (collarbone) is the bone that sits at the top of the chest below the neck. The scapula is more commonly known as the shoulder blade. Each bone is necessary to provide the extensive movement that the shoulder can perform under a variety of circumstances.

    Joints

    The places where the humerus, clavicle, and scapula come together are known as joints. Though the shoulder itself is called a ball-and-socket joint, it contains three smaller joints. The junction of the clavicle and scapula creates the acromioclavicular joint. The connection of the scapula and humerus makes the glenohumeral joint. Lastly, the sternoclavicular joint is the joint formed by the clavicle and chest bone.

    Shoulder pain is a common yet treatable ailment. If you are suffering from shoulder discomfort, let Suburban Orthopaedics address your condition. For your comfort, we offer pain medication, physical therapy, and general orthopaedic surgery. To learn more about the services that we provide to residents of Bartlett and the surrounding areas, call (888) 876-0117.

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    What Happens During Knee Replacement Surgery?

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Deterioration of the knee joint can make simple tasks such as walking painful and difficult. Knee replacement surgery can revitalize the knee joint and facilitate pain-free movement.

    This video animation illustrates how knee replacement surgery works. To correct knee damage, an orthopaedic surgeon must remove areas of deterioration in the joint. Often, a surgeon will remove segments of the femur, tibia, and patella. To repair the knee, the surgeon will then attach artificial knee components to the areas of the joint that were removed. Once in place, the surgery is complete. Most patients who receive knee replacement surgery can enjoy normal knee function within weeks of getting the procedure.

    Are you a candidate for knee replacement surgery? To find out, call (888) 876-0117 to schedule an appointment at Suburban Orthopaedics in Bartlett or to hear more about our general orthopaedic surgery options. 

    How Do Workers' Compensation Claims Work?

    Last updated 9 months ago

    If you suffer an injury while performing your work duties, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. This type of employment insurance is essential for the protection of your health and financial future. Many types of injuries sustained on the job may necessitate surgery, physical therapy, and pain management measures, all of which can prevent you from working for months at a time. Medical treatment can also become a financial burden without employer assistance. The following information highlights the common steps involved in filing for and receiving a workers’ compensation claim.

    Documenting Your Injury

    When you get hurt while at work, it is crucial that you report your injury as soon as possible. The quicker you notify your employer of your injury, the faster you can receive the financial and medical reparations you deserve. Upon sustaining an injury, contact the human resources department at your place of employment so that you can complete the necessary forms to initiate workers’ compensation proceedings.

    Undergoing a Medical Evaluation

    To better ascertain the nature of your injury, your employer will likely have you undergo a medical evaluation. During this evaluation, a doctor may conduct a series of diagnostic tests to identify the seriousness of your medical condition and determine the course of treatment. To ensure that you get the care you need, communicate all of your symptoms clearly to the physician. You may also want to report how your injury has affected both your professional and personal life.

    Getting Injury Payment

    Per the terms of workers’ compensation, your employer can award you a sum of financial assistance in exchange for your agreement to not pursue legal action for your injury. This payment can provide financial security in several ways. Many workers’ compensation agreements include financial assistance that pays for medical treatment and lost income resulting from the injury.

    Suburban Orthopaedics offers comprehensive orthopaedic care for individuals who have been hurt on the job. If you need treatment for an injury sustained while at work, call our Bartlett location at (888) 876-0117. We can help you recover from your injury so that you can return to work as soon as possible. 

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