Glendale Adventist Medical Center - Adventist Health
Find a Doctor

The GAMC Orthopedic Center - Shoulder Conditions/Information

Treatment/Condition Definition Learn more
Acromioclavicular Joint Separation Dislocation of the AC joint in the shoulder, often caused by falling on the shoulder. Download a printable PDF
Adhesive Capsulitis Occurs when ligaments and bones in the shoulder don't move like they should. Download a printable PDF
Artificial Joint Replacement Surgery to ease pain from shoulder arthritis. Download a printable PDF
Biceps Rupture A complete tear of of the tendon that attaches the biceps muscle to the shoulder. Download a printable PDF
Biceps Tendonitis Inflammation in ithe main tendon that attaches the biceps muscle to the shoulder. Download a printable PDF
Calcific Tendonitis Caused when calcium deposits form on the tendons of the shoulder. Download a printable PDF
Cuff Tear Arthropathy Arthritis caused by a tear in the rotator cuff. Download a printable PDF
Impingement Syndrome Occurs when the rotator cuff tendons rub against the roof of the shoulder, causing pain. Download a printable PDF
Labral Tears Injury to the labrum, a small structure in the shoulder that affects stability. Download a printable PDF
Osteoarthritis of the Acromioclavicular Joint Degeneration of the AC joint, often due to aging. Download a printable PDF
Quadrilateral Space Syndrome Occurs when the axillary nerve in the shoulder is compressed or injured.  Download a printable PDF 
Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty A different type of shoulder replacement for those who aren't candidates for joint replacement.  Download a printable PDF 
Rotator Cuff Tears  Injury to the tendons of the muscles that make up the shoulder.  Download a printable PDF
Shoulder Anatomy  Learn more about the structure of the shoulder.  Download a printable PDF
Shoulder Arthroscopy  Minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder.  Download a printable PDF 
Shoulder Dislocations  A painful and disabling injury of the glenohumeral joint.  Download a printable PDF 
Shoulder Instability  Occurs when the shoulder joint is too loose.  Download a printable PDF 
Snapping Scapula Syndrome  When movement of the joint causes feelings or sounds of grating, grinding, popping or thumping  Download a printable PDF 
Sternoclavicular Joint Problems  Caused when trauma causes injury to the SC joint.  Download a printable PDF 
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome  Caused when nerves and blood vessels going to the arms and hands get squeezed near the thoracic outlet.  Download a printable PDF 
Weightlifter's Shoulder  Painful deterioration of the distal end of the clavicle due to overuse.  Download a printable PDF 

Return to homepage