As published on HealthNewsDigest.com
Jan 13, 2021
Shoulder SLAP tears: they are more common than once thought, can be challenging to diagnose, and the most effective approaches to their treatment remain somewhat controversial, according to noted orthopedic surgeon and upper limbs specialist Alejandro Badia MD, founder and chief medical officer of the Florida-based Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®, a network of immediate care orthopedic clinics.
In the care of physicians who are not clinically experienced in addressing upper-limb joint disorders, SLAP tears can result in overtreatment, missed diagnoses, or failure to correct other shoulder disorders that may be the true cause of a patient’s symptoms,” says Dr. Badia, author of the book Healthcare From The Trenches. The book explores “flaws” in the United States health system, including inefficient, ineffective, and costly delivery of care services.”
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Alejandro Badia, M.D., is an internationally renowned hand and upper-limb surgeon and founder of Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®, a network of immediate orthopedic care centers. Dr. Badia is the author of Healthcare from the Trenches.
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