Having a shoulder injury can impede and hinder your everyday activities, from reaching into the cupboard to putting your shirt on.  They can happen in various ways from sports to everyday activities. Bioworks offers a variety of solutions to various injuries and most are covered by insurance! We would just need a prescription from your doctor and we can get you back to the road to recovery! Give us a call or fill out our online contact form and we can get you started today!

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ACROMIOCLAVICULAR (AC) JOINT SPRAIN: The AC joint is where the clavicle (collarbone) and acromion come together.  The sprain is usually caused by falling on the shoulder. There are varying levels of deformity and some may require surgical intervention. May also be referred to as a shoulder separation.

  •  Simple Sling
  •  Breg Slingshot 3
  •  Custom AC Joint Pad (if severe enough)

GLENOID LABRUM TEARS: The glenoid labrum is made up of cartilage that lines the socket of the “ball and socket” joint of the shoulder. A tear is caused by either anterior instability, degeneration, or trauma to the shoulder joint. You may feel popping, clicking, pain, weakness, and catching within the shoulder joint. If the tear is severe enough, surgery is indicated.

  • Simple Sling
  • Breg Slingshot 3
  • SAWA Shoulder Orthosis
    • Functional brace used for high impact sports (i.e. football, rugby, hockey)
  • DonJoy Sully
    • Functional brace used for lower impact sports (i.e.baseball, softball, basketball)

PROXIMAL HUMERAL FRACTURE: Fracture of the upper part of the humerus (upper arm bone). Typically caused by a fall and can be classified as displaced or nondisplaced.  Some physicians will perform surgery, while others will simply immobilize the fracture and let them heal.

  • Over the Shoulder Humeral Fracture Brace
  • Breg Slingshot 3
  • Simple Sling

ROTATOR CUFF INJURY: Overstretching or tearing of the 4 rotator cuff muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis). These muscles are responsible for the majority of the movements and motions of the shoulder. The main cause of injury is falling on an outstretched arm. Depending the severity, surgery may be indicated.

  • Simple Sling
  • Breg Slingshot 3

SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT: Caused by overuse of the shoulder joint, especially in overhead sports (baseball, softball, volleyball, etc.). Since there are so many tendons and muscles that run through the shoulder joint, to help it function, if one muscle or tendon gets inflamed then that is when impingement occurs. Shoulder impingement is typically treated conservatively but if the issue becomes chronic then a physician may opt for surgery.

  • Simple Sling
  • Breg Slingshot 3

 

 

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