Shoulder Arthritis

Glenohumeral arthritis, or shoulder arthritis, is a rare but potentially debilitating condition in the young athlete. A number of treatment options are available, depending on the etiology of the condition, the extent of joint damage, and the functional deficit present.


Degenerative arthritis can be classified as either primary, implying an unknown causative agent, or secondary, in which the underlying pathological mechanism has been established. Primary osteoarthritis is primarily an age-related disorder associated with repetitive stress on a normal joint. Athletes most ...

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