Shoulder, Arm & Elbow

ShoulderThe shoulder functions like an elegant piece of machinery. It has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. However, this large range of motion can lead to joint problems.
Understanding how the anatomy of the shoulder can help you understand how the shoulder works, how it can be injured and how challenging recovery from a shoulder injury can be.
More information about the shoulder, arm and elbow is available from the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, of which YOA is a member. Visit the Academy links below to learn more. 

Broken Bones and Injuries

Common Shoulder Injuries 
Shoulder Trauma


Broken Arm
Broken Collarbone
Distal Humerus Fractures
Elbow Fractures in Children
Forearm Fractures in Children
Fracture of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
Olecranon (Elbow) Fractures
Radial Head Fractures

Tears and Instability

Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow 
Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder
Chronic Shoulder Instability 
Rotator Cuff Tears 
Rotator Cuff Tears and Treatment Options 
Rotator Cuff Tears: Frequently Asked Questions 
Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear) 

Other Injuries

Burners and Stingers
Elbow Dislocation
Erb’s Palsy (Brachial Plexus Birth Injury)
Shoulder Dislocation 
Shoulder Impingement 
Shoulder Separation
Throwing Injuries in the Elbow 

Diseases and Syndromes

Compartment Syndrome
Erb’s Palsy (Brachial Plexus Birth Injury)
Tendonitis of the Long Head of the Biceps 
Ulnar Nerve Entrapment 


Arthritis of the Shoulder 
Frozen Shoulder 
Shoulder Impingement 
Shoulder Pain 
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 


Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis
Osteoarthritis of the Elbow
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)


Treatment and Rehabilitation

Rotator Cuff Tears and Treatment Options 

Surgical Treatments

Shoulder Joint Replacement 
Shoulder Surgery
Thermal Capsulorrhaphy 

Postoperative Care

Shoulder Surgery Exercise Guide

Patient Stories

A Patient’s Experience with Chronic Unstable Shoulder
A Patient’s Experience with Elbow Fracture and Bone Graft 
A Patient’s Experience with Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
A Patient’s Experience with Restoration of a Partially Amputated Arm