Shoulder impingement syndromes in athletes and their surgical management.

  title={Shoulder impingement syndromes in athletes and their surgical management.},
  author={J N Penny and R. Peter Welsh},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={9 1},
The painful arc syndrome may be produced by impingement of the supraspinatus tendon, the biceps tendon, or the greater tuberosity of the humerus against the coracoacromial arch. Where conservative measures have failed, surgical intervention may provide considerable symptomatic relief by decompressing the coracoacromial arch. In 20 cases surgically treated for biceps or supraspinatus impingements, 17 patients have returned to sporting activities without symptoms. The painful arc syndrome… CONTINUE READING


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