This article highlights a commonly missed diagnosis: suprascapular neuropathy. The condition accounts for approximately 2-4% of all shoulder pain but is present in up to 8% of patients with a full-thickness rotator cuff tear. Check out the following quick synopsis for up-to-date assessment and management considerations.
Concussion awareness and education have drastically increased over the past decade, and many are now aware of that head injuries may lead to negative long-term neurological consequences, such as dementia. Every year new research is published, enhancing our understanding of concussions and what we can do to help our patients with a history of head trauma. So, what do we know about the long-term consequences of concussions in 2020?
Calcification/ossification of cartilaginous bodies within a synovial joint is not a rare phenomenon. This may occur secondarily as a result of degenerative joint disease or as a primary entity. Technically this is referred to as “synoviochondrometaplasia.” As the name implies, this represents a metaplastic process involving the synovium of the joint, in which cartilaginous loose bodies form within the joint.
Lateral hip, lumbosacral, and groin pain are often due to lumbar spine or hip joint dysfunction. However, the next time you see these symptoms, be sure to assess the thoracolumbar junction (TLJ). TLJ dysfunction, often described as Maigne Syndrome, may result in nerve irritation with referral to the lumbopelvic region. Proper assessment and treatment result in highly satisfied patients. In the next ten minutes, you will learn five tips about why Maigne syndrome should be on your shortlist of differential diagnoses.