Introduction -- Part I: Anatomy, Mechanics and Examination of the Scapula -- Scapular Anatomy Related to Scapular Function -- Mechanics of the Scapula in Shoulder Function and Dysfunction -- Muscle Activations Associated with Scapular Function and Dysfunction -- Scapular Examination I -- Scapular Examination II -- Part II: The Scapula and Shoulder Pathology -- The Scapula and Impingement and Rotator Cuff Disease -- The Scapula and the Throwing/Overhead Athlete -- The Scapula and Glenohumeral and Multidirectional Instability -- The Scapula and Clavicle Fractures -- The Scapula and Acromioclavicular Joint Separation and Arthrosis -- The Scapula and Shoulder Arthrosis -- Scapular Muscle Detachment -- Neurological-Based Injuries and Winging -- Snapping Scapula -- Rehabilitation of the Scapula -- Difficult Rehabilitation of the Scapula.
This unique book - the first of its kind exclusive on disorders of the scapula - is a concise but comprehensive summary of the evidence that will enable clinicians to understand the scapula from its functions to its dysfunctions and includes clinical guidelines and pearls to improve the clinician’s competencies for the treatment of shoulder disorders. Organized logically, the book opens with a review of the baseline mechanics and pathomechanics of the scapula, proceeds to evaluation, then describes in detail the association of the scapula with specific shoulder problems, including rotator cuff disease, labral injuries, glenohumeral and multidirectional instability, clavicle fractures, acromioclavicular joint separation, and shoulder arthrosis. Subsequent chapters cover scapular muscle detachment, neurological injuries and winging, scapular fractures and snapping scapula, in addition to basic and complex rehabilitation strategies. Each chapter includes a summary section with clinical pearls. In the past, in-depth research and expertise regarding the scapula was minimal, but a widening interest has resulted in a volume of literature that makes it possible and imperative that it be collected in a single volume. Disorders of the Scapula and Their Role in Shoulder Injury will be an excellent resource for orthopedic and trauma surgeons, residents and fellows..