Shoulder arthropathy (SAR)

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  • Defining characteristics:
    Mineralization within the periarticular region of the shoulder, calcification of biceps tendon/supraspinatus, osteophyte/enthesophyte formation (caudal aspect of humeral head, glenoid rim, bicipital groove)
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  • Common differential diagnoses:
    Primary shoulder arthritis, tendonitis, artifactual due to overlapping structures, obliquity of shoulder

  • Helpful additional data:
    Has there been any limping or pain?  Has the patient been slow to rise or lie down?

  • Commonly associated diagnostics:
    Consider *SignalCare MDB in advance of medical or surgical therapy.

  • Commonly associated treatments:
    Based on physical exam findings and clinical presentation, discuss analgesia and cage confinement, discuss weight management and lifestyle changes, joint supplements, and consider surgical options if severe
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  • Commonly associated home care:
    Discuss cage rest, analgesia


*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemistry/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound