Wednesday, October 19, 2011
HOW MUCH IS MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH? SPECIFIC COMMON INJURIES: Shoulder Injuries
According to National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the shoulder is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade) and the humerus (upper arm bone). These bones are held together and operated by by a variety of tendons. Seasoned Baltimore personal injury lawyers are aware of the complexity of the shoulder, and the vexing problems experienced by those with shoulder injuries. The shoulder is not one joint, but actually series of joints. "One joint is where the head of the humerus articulates inside the glenoid cavity of the scapula, called the glenohumeral joint". [T] he acromioclavicular joint (A/C Joint) includes the ligaments, tendons, and bones where the acromion (on the shoulder blade) joins at the clavicle (collar bone)." [Healthpages.org]. The labrum is a ring of cartilage that keeps the ball of the humerus in the socket [glenoid cavity] of the shoulder blade. The rotator cuff is a set of muscles and tendons that connect the scapula to the humerus, and sheaths this glenoid cavity. Baltimore personal injury lawyers working with motor vehicle accident victims frequently common shoulder injuries that include: strains, sprains, dislocation, separations, tendonitis, bursitis, torn rotator cuffs, torn labrums, frozen shoulder, and fractures. [National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases].