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Calcific tendonitis

Calcific tendinitis (CT) is a painful shoulder disorder characterised by either single or multiple deposits in the rotator cuff tendon or subacromial bursa.


Shoulder impingement syndrome causes painful entrapment of soft tissue whenever they elevate the arm.

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

A reverse total shoulder replacement works better for people with arthritis and cuff tear at the same time.


This freedom of movement comes at a price, with the shoulder joint being the most commonly dislocated large joint in the body.

Rotator Cuff Tears

Tears of the main group of muscle-tendon units that surround the shoulder joint.

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Frozen shoulder

Characterized by painful, gradual loss of active and passive shoulder motion resulting from fibrosis and contracture of the joint capsule.

SLAP Lesions

SLAP is an acronym that stands for Superior Labral tear from Anterior to Posterior


The content of this article is intended to give a personal summary of a shoulder condition. It is intended for the exclusive viewing of qualified Australian medical general practitioners only.


A medical practitioner should only consider adopting or recommending the opinions of the author and proposed approach for the treatment of patients covered in this article, after performing normal clinical practice. This should include a thorough medical history, assessment, and detailed clinical examination supported with relevant scans and other medical tests.


In all cases, it is up to the individual medical practitioner to exercise his/her own discretion to determine the appropriateness of adopting or recommending the opinions and approach of the article for the treatment of patients. 

 The contents of the article cannot and does not purport to provide an exhaustive detailed analysis of this and all shoulder conditions and potential treatments. A further in-depth study from medical textbooks, publications and other medical literature is recommended


for each individual shoulder condition. If you are not a medically qualified person, you should seek the advice of your medical practitioner or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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