New York Shoulder Injury Attorneys
A Joint Injury Can Impair You for Months
Injuries to the shoulder or other joints are serious injuries that require treatment. Many times, injuries to joints do not fully recover, even after treatment, which can limit a person’s range and duration of motion. Shoulder injuries can also affect the arms and neck, creating pain and stiffness as well as headaches.
If you suffered a debilitating shoulder injury, you can hold the negligent party liable. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., represents individuals with serious shoulder injuries. You can rely on our experience with personal injury claims. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies and how to fight for you at trial.
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Injuries Caused by Accidents and Cumulative Trauma
Injuries to the shoulder can involve the scapula (shoulder blade), clavicle (collarbone) or humerus (upper arm bone), as well as the three joints of the shoulder, the glenohumeral, acromioclavicular and the sternoclavicular. In addition, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves can be injured or affected by injury to the joint.
Common shoulder injuries include:
- Scapula fractures (broken shoulder blade)
- Clavicle fractures (broken collarbone)
- Proximal humerus fracture (break of the upper arm in the shoulder joint)
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Acromioclavicular joint separation (separated shoulder)
- Glenohumeral joint dislocation (dislocated shoulder)
- Deltoid muscle injuries and sub-deltoid bursa injuries
- Injuries to the glenoid, acromion and coracoid joints
Rotator cuff injuries involve one of the most important, complex areas of the shoulder as well as the muscles and tendons holding the shoulder joint together. The rotator cuff allows the arm to reach overhead. When the rotator cuff is injured, people may not recover their full range of motion.
Cumulative trauma injuries may also affect the shoulders. Repetitive motions such as lifting or carrying heavy items or operating machinery can cause these injuries. A cumulative trauma injury can cause pain, tingling, burning, discomfort, numbness or reduced range of motion that may be significant enough to prevent you from doing your job or performing day-to-day activities.
Some shoulder injuries require surgery. However, you may not recover full range of motion after surgery. In the most catastrophic injuries to the arm and shoulder, amputation may be necessary.