MRI Scans for Shoulder Injuries

Audrey Spielmann, MD FRCP(C), discusses shoulder MRI scans.

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Audrey Spielmann, MD FRCP(C), discusses shoulder MRI scans.
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Featuring Dr. Audrey Spielmann, MD FRCP(C), Radiologist

Duration: 1 minute, 41 seconds

Presenter: Dr. Audrey Spielmann, Radiologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Radiologist

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Do You Understand Arthritis of the Shoulder?

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1

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis to affect the shoulder.

Explanation:

The five most common types of arthritis to affect the shoulder are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, rotator cuff tear arthropathy and posttraumatic arthritis.

2

Only one joint of the shoulder is affected by arthritis.

Explanation:

Both the acromioclavicular (AC) joint (where the clavicle meets the tip of the shoulder blade) and the glenohumeral joint (where the head of the humerus fits into the scapula) can be affected by arthritis.

3

To make a diagnosis, your physician will probably recommend an x-ray.

Explanation:

Symptoms of shoulder arthritis include pain, stiffness and reduced mobility. To make a diagnosis, your physician will probably recommend an x-ray.

4

Corticosteroid injections can be an effective non-surgical arthritis treatment.

Explanation:

Non-surgical shoulder arthritis treatments include rest, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, physiotherapy, corticosteroid injections, heat and cold therapy and disease-modifying drugs.

5

The only surgical option for shoulder arthritis is a shoulder joint replacement.

Explanation:

If your arthritis pain doesn’t respond to non-surgical options, your physician or orthopedic surgeon may recommend surgery. Milder cases of shoulder arthritis may be treated with arthroscopy, while more severe cases may require a shoulder joint replacement.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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