Acromioplasty surgery

Surgery often unnecessarily done to correct impingement of the supraspinatus tendon

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Written by Sandy Efflandt
Updated over a week ago

Acromioplasty surgery is an attempt to alleviate the impingement of the supraspinatus tendon at the acromion process. Impingement there is a symptom, not a cause of pain and dysfunction. The scapula isn't rotating properly during arm abduction and the supraspinatus tendon is impinged between the humerus and acromion process repeatedly. We see this all the time in clients, pre and post surgery. We like to catch them pre surgery to alleviate the problem without surgery. Post surgery they usually still have pain and dysfunction and are relieved when the source problem is addressed with CTB.

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