Key Features

  • Presents a multidisciplinary approach to the care of the shoulder, combining contributions from the leaders in the field of orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, and athletic training.
  • Demonstrates which exercises your patients should perform in order to decrease their chance of injury or increase strength following an injury through illustrated exercises for rehabilitation and injury prevention.
  • Illustrates how the shoulder is affected during activity of certain sports with a variety of tables and graphs.
  • Covers a large range of topics including all shoulder injuries to be sufficiently comprehensive for both orthopaedists and physical therapists/athletic trainers.

Table of Contents

1. Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder Complex

2. Clinical Biomechanics of the Shoulder Complex

3. Standardized Shoulder Examination-Clinical and Functional Approaches

4. Clinical Examination of the Shoulder Complex

5. Diagnostic Imaging of the Shoulder Complex

6. Normal Arthroscopic Anatomy of the Shoulder

7. Operative Arthroscopy of the Shoulder

8. Arthroscopic Techniques of the Shoulder

9. Tensile Failure of the Rotator Cuff

10. Subacromial Impingement

11. Internal Impingement

12. PASTA Lesions of the Rotator Cuff

13. Calcific Tendonitis

14. Open Repair of the Rotator Cuff

15. Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair

16. Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

17. Anterior Instability of the Shoulder

18. Posterior Shoulder Instability

19. Multidirectional Instability

20. Management of the First Time Dislocation in the Athlete

21. Bankart Lesions: Diagnosis & Treatment with Arthroscopic & Open Approaches

22. Superior Labrum, Anterior and Posterior Lesions of the Shoulder

23. Soft Tissue Injuries of the Shoulder

24. Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder

25. Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries

26. Shoulder Arthroplasty in the Athlete Shoulder

27. Neurovascular Compression Syndromes of the Shoulder

28. Brachial Plexus Injuries

29. Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment

30. Cervicogenic Shoulder Pain

31. Biomechanics of the Shoulder During Sports

32. Electromyographic Activity During Upper Extremity Sports

33. Shoulder Injuries in Baseball

34. Shoulder Injuries in Football

35. Shoulder Injuries in Tennis

36. The Shoulder in Swimming

37. Conditioning, Training, and Rehabilitation Concepts for the Golfer's Shoulders

38. The Artistic Gymnast's Shoulder

39. Pediatric Shoulder Injuries

40. Female


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About the authors

James Andrews

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA; Chairman, American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL

Kevin Wilk

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Programs in Physical Therapy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA; Clinical Director, Champion Sports Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA; Vice President, Education, Benchmark Medical Inc., Malvern, PA, USA; Director of Rehabilitation Research, American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL, USA

Michael Reinold

Affiliations and Expertise

Rehabilitation Co-ordinator/Athletic Trainer