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What is impingement syndrome?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Tendinitis/bursitis

The rotator cuff tendon and bursa can be pinched between the acromion and greater tuberosity.
This causes inflammation and pain. Ice, nsaid's and activity modification are the first line treatments for this problem. Persistent symptoms need oral/injected steroid and/or physical therapy. If non-operative treatment fails, arthroscopic surgery is the definitive treatment.

In brief: Tendinitis/bursitis

The rotator cuff tendon and bursa can be pinched between the acromion and greater tuberosity.
This causes inflammation and pain. Ice, nsaid's and activity modification are the first line treatments for this problem. Persistent symptoms need oral/injected steroid and/or physical therapy. If non-operative treatment fails, arthroscopic surgery is the definitive treatment.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Good Question

Impingement syndrome as a diagnosis is increasingly controversial and i don't use it as a primary diagnosis.
You can learn more about this topic here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2013/shoulder-surgery/spur-acromioplasty-impingement/.

In brief: Good Question

Impingement syndrome as a diagnosis is increasingly controversial and i don't use it as a primary diagnosis.
You can learn more about this topic here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2013/shoulder-surgery/spur-acromioplasty-impingement/.
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
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