The shoulder is the body’s most mobile joint and allows for a wide range of movements, but as a result, it is the easiest joint to dislocate. Shoulder dislocations account for nearly half of all dislocation visits to the emergency room.
Many people know all too well the pain of a rotator cuff tear. It is a common cause of pain and disability among adults. In fact, nearly 3 million people in the United States each year see their doctors because of a rotator cuff problem. Dr. Jonathan Myer, an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital, shares what patients need to know about this common condition.