Dr. Nickolas Garbis, who specializes in shoulder and elbow replacement, talks about how he worked with the Baltimore Orioles during his fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Garbis felt like he was coming back home when he decided to work with Loyola because he grew up in the south suburbs.
Dr. Garbis appreciates being able to help his patients return to the normal life they had before their injury. The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body, he said. Dr. Garbis added that when a rotator cuff is damaged, the tendon will pull off the bone and this makes the ball socket unstable. This alters arm movement and, of course, it causes a lot of pain.
Shoulder replacement is a medical option for arthritis patients who have bone-on-bone friction. He also talks about reverse shoulder replacement. He sees a lot of tennis elbow, and it's not always from playing tennis.
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