Shoulder and Elbow

Editors: Anand M. Murthi, MD, FAAOS and Bradford O. Parsons, MD, FAAOS

NOTE: The denotation “(overlap)” implies chapter is listed in this section and another subspecialty section. For example, compartment syndrome is listed in both Trauma and Hand and Wrist sections.

Section 1: General Principles of the Shoulder

  • Shoulder Anatomy and Function (overlap)
  • Physical Examination of the Shoulder (overlap)
  • Imaging of Shoulder Arthritis: Classification Schemes (overlap)
  • Imaging of Rotator Cuff Disease (overlap)
  • Imaging: Shoulder Instability (overlap)

Section 2: Rotator Cuff Disease

  • Rotator Cuff Disease: Natural History and Basic Science of Tendon Tears, Repair, and Healing (overlap)
  • Rotator Cuff Disease: Impingement Syndrome, Calcific Tendinitis, Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears, and Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears (overlap)
  • Rotator Cuff Disease: Massive Rotator Cuff Tears and Tendon Transfer (overlap)
  • Massive Rotator Cuff Tears and Superior Capsule Reconstruction (overlap)
  • Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Biologic Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Repair (overlap)

Section 3: Shoulder Instability, Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior Tears, and Throwing Shoulder

  • Anterior Shoulder Instability (overlap)
  • Shoulder Instability: Multidirectional Instability (overlap)
  • Shoulder Instability: Assessment of Bone Loss and Instability (overlap)
  • Shoulder Instability: Management of Bone Loss and Instabilty (overlap)
  • Throwing Shoulder Injuries and Internal Impingement (overlap)
  • SICK Scapula Syndrome (overlap)
  • Throwing Shoulder Injuries: Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior Tears and Proximal Biceps Tendon Lesions (overlap)

Section 4: Shoulder Instability:  Posterior

  • Posterior Shoulder Instability (overlap)

Section 5: Shoulder Stiffness and Arthritis

  • Shoulder Stiffness: Adhesive Capsulitis (overlap)
  • Posttraumatic and Postoperative Shoulder Stiffness (overlap)
  • Shoulder Stiffness: Adhesive Capsulitis (overlap)

Section 6: Upper Extremity

  • Acromioclavicular Joint Arthritis and Pathology (overlap)

Section 7: Shoulder Trauma

  • Shoulder Trauma: Proximal Humeral Fractures (overlap)
  • Clavicular Fractures (overlap)
  • Shoulder Trauma: Scapular and Glenoid Fractures (overlap)
  • Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocation and Instability
  • Disorders of the Scapula
  • Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries: Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries 

Section 8: Elbow Instability and Throwing Elbow

  • Throwing Elbow Injuries (overlap)
  • Acute and Recurrent Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Instability: Lateral Collateral Ligament Complex Insufficiency
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries

Section 9: Elbow Fractures

  • Radial Head Fractures (overlap)
  • Elbow Fractures: Olecranon (overlap)
  • Distal Humerus Fractures (overlap)

Section 10:  General Principles of the Elbow

  • Elbow Repair and Reconstruction: Distal Biceps and Triceps Tendon Conditions (overlap)
  • Distal Triceps Tendon Injuries
  • Elbow Anatomy and Function
  • Physical Examination of the Elbow
  • Imaging of the Elbow

Section 11: Shoulder Arthritis

  • Shoulder Arthritis

Section 12: Rotator Cuff Arthropathy

  • Rotator Cuff Arthropathy: Basic Science Mechanical and Biologic Causes
  • Rotator Cuff Arthropathy: Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Design and Biomechanics
  • Rotator Cuff Arthropathy: Reverse Shoulder Technique and Outcome

Section 13: Elbow Arthritis

  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Stiffness