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PT7316/PT7318: Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions (Swift)

Adhesive Capsulitis

'In adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder, the shoulder capsule thickens and becomes tight. Stiff bands of tissue — called adhesions — develop. In many cases, there is less synovial fluid in the joint.' (From the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)

Acromioclavicular Injury #1

'Acromioclavicular joint injuries are common and range from a mild sprain to complete disruption of the joint and injury to surrounding structures.' (From

Acromioclavicular Injury #2

Glenohumeral Subluxation/Dislocation

'A glenohumeral dislocation (dislocated shoulder) is an injury in which your upper arm bone pops out of the cup-shaped socket that's part of your shoulder blade.' (From the Mayo Clinic)

Humeral Fractures

A humeral fracture occurs when the long bone in the upper arm is broken. (From PhysioAdvisor)

Impingement Syndrome

'The uppermost tendon of the rotator cuff, the supraspinatus tendon, passes beneath the bone on the top of the shoulder, called the acromion. In some people, the space between the undersurface of the acromion and the top of the humeral head is quite narrow. The rotator cuff tendon and the adherent bursa, or lubricating tissue, can therefore be pinched when the arm is raised into a forward position.' (From the Southern California Orthopedic Institute)

Rotator Cuff Strain/Rotator Cuff Tear #1

'When one or more of the rotator cuff tendons is torn, the tendon no longer fully attaches to the head of the humerus. Most tears occur in the supraspinatus muscle and tendon, but other parts of the rotator cuff may also be involved.' (From the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)

Rotator Cuff Strain/Rotator Cuff Tear #2

Sternoclavicular Injury

'Sternoclavicular (SC) joint injury consists of ligament trauma to the joint connecting the breastbone [sternum] and the collarbone [clavicle]).' (From Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome #1

 'Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when the blood vessels or nerves in the space between the collarbone and the first rib (thoracic outlet) become compressed.' (From the Mayo Clinic)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome #2

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