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Back Pain? Understanding Joint Disorders of the Spine

September 25, 2014
Join Steven Zeiller, M.D., as he discusses common forms of degenerative spine disorders. Dr. Zeiller will present treatment options to help…
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Back to Basics – Tools for Handling Back Pain from the Spine Carpenter.

January 29, 2010
" Back to Basics – Tools for Handling Back Pain from the Spine Carpenter. by Jeffrey M. Baron, M.D. (aka Spine Carpenter) As an…
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Back on the Tennis Courts
"Dr. Shapiro: Thank you so much for the great surgery you did on my right index finger. I have had almost no pain since the surgery and am now even starting to get back on the courts, where I am the most at home. I am so pleased with the wonderful ..."
-  K. Skytta ‚ Tucson
 

Fully Torn Rotator Cuff

A Fully Torn Rotator Cuff may occur as a result of impingement syndrome, where the acromion bone rubs against the rotator cuff tendons. Symptoms of a torn rotator cuff include pain, weakness, and loss of motion in the shoulder. The Sports Medicine and Shoulder experts at Tucson Orthopaedic Institute can diagnose and treat fully torn rotator cuff injuries. Watch the shoulder surgery animation below to learn how this is repaired.