Shoulder Injury Resources

Shoulder problems can develop from every day wear and tear, and subsequently cause a great deal of pain. Such injuries can also be caused by the natural process of aging, sports, slip and fall, and occupation related activities. Some shoulder injuries may require surgical intervention and therapy.  While all injuries range in the amount of pain they cause, it is always important to consult a doctor if you are the least bit worried.  If you are simply looking for resources there are many resources made available to help people who  have suffered from shoulder injuries.

American Academy of Family Physicians

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and its chapters, proudly represent more than 110,600 family physician, resident, and medical student members. Family physicians play a critical role in improving the health of patients, families, and communities across the United States. The AAFP is committed to helping family physicians improve the health of Americans by advancing the specialty of family medicine, saving members’ time, and maximizing the value of membership. Their focus is to help family physicians spend more time doing what they do best: providing quality and cost-effective patient care. The AAFP delivers value to its members through each of its strategic priorities. There are informative resources for shoulder injury available on this page.  People with shoulder injuries and their families can read various articles on how to prevent, deal and manage such injuries.

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

AAOS founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned meeting as well as multiple CME programs held around the country.  Thee Orthopaedic Learning Center is also a participant of AAOS and provides various medical and scientific publications. Various resources can be viewed here. Shoulder injuries are discussed thoroughly in this page.

Utah Surgical Center

This resource page provides informative resources for the following specialized areas:

  • General Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery
  • Endoscopy Procedures
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry (Foot Surgery)
  • Urology

Utah Surgical Center boasts of medical technology and advantages of a hospital-based treatment in a beautiful and comfortable environment with convenience benefits such as parking near the front door. Their facility features fully equipped operating rooms with the latest advanced instrumentation. There is a comfortable recovery area that provides an opportunity for family to join patients shortly after surgery. The facility is also includes an outpatient surgery center that meets Medicare certification requirements, and was awarded a 3-year accreditation with the Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Intermountain Healthcare

This web page provides information on shoulder problems and injuries. Patients of shoulder injury can learn about home treatment, signs and symptoms and when to see a doctor. There are other resources available on this page that caters to the needs of the whole family.

Medline Plus

This page provides information for shoulder injuries and disorders.  According to Medline Plus, shoulder problems are usually treated with RICE. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Other treatments include exercise, medicines to reduce pain and swelling, and surgery if other treatments don’t work.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

NIH provides FAQs on shoulder problems and links to journal articles that readers might find useful and interesting.

Medicine.net

This web page provides information on frozen shoulder problem. If you have received a substantial shoulder injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact Christensen & Hymas today for a free consultation at 801-506-0800. Learn more about shoulder injuries through our “Shoulder Injuries” article.

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