Joseph D. Zuckerman, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Joseph D. Zuckerman

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Post-Instability Glenohumeral Arthritis

The Problem Post-instability glenohumeral (GH) arthritis is a specific type of osteoarthritis affecting the GH joint. Approximately 9% of patients with shoulder arthroplasty have a history of shoulder instability and studies have shown evidence of GH arthritis in 20% of patients with a history of shoulder dislocation. Post-instability GH arthritis is referred to in different…

Osteonecrosis of the Humeral Head

The Problem Humeral head osteonecrosis is a rare but significant source of shoulder pain, which, in many cases, responds poorly to non-operative management. The humeral head receives its blood supply from intricate anastomoses originally branching off the axillary artery, which likely explains the relatively low rate of osteonecrosis compared to other articulations, such as the…

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