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Additional Orthopedic Procedures in Manhattan, NY

Latissimus Dorsi Tear or Rupture

The latissimus dorsi muscle is one of the strongest and largest muscles in the back. This muscle is used when lifting the arms up to the side and the extension of the shoulder.

Muscular Dystrophy

A scapulothoracic fusion is used to treat a disorder called Muscular Dystrophy. Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause an ongoing weakness or loss of muscle mass in the body.

Pectoralis Tendon Ruptures

The pectoralis major muscle is the large muscle that makes up the muscular portion of the chest. When the tendon ruptures, it most likely tears off the arm bone at its insertion. Injury typically occurs when an eccentric load is applied to the muscle, such as with bench pressing, and failure usually occurs through the tendon.

Scapular Winging

A winged scapula is almost always a symptom of damaged nerves that control the muscles in your arms, back or neck. The most commonly injured nerve that causes scapular winging is the long thoracic nerve.

Shoulder Instability with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a disorder that affects your connective tissues - primarily your skin, joints, and blood vessel walls. These connective tissues provide strength and elasticity to the structures of the body.

Snapping Scapula

Snapping scapula is a shoulder condition that can include a variety of symptoms, most often a clicking or grinding of the shoulder blade with movement.

Sternoclavicular Joint Pain / Instability

The sternoclavicular joint, also known as the SC joint, is a small joint that connects your collarbone (clavicle) to the chest bone (sternum).  Sternoclavicular joint instability (dislocation) is a relatively rare problem, and is usually the result of direct trauma to this area.