Patients with Underlying Conditions 

Patients who have arthritis in the shoulder, have a broken shoulder, have a rotator cuff injury, or have had previous surgery on the shoulder can, in most cases, still undergo the Trigenics® OAT Procedure. However, there are times when the patient is unfortunately not a good candidate for the OAT. Here are some shoulder x-rays of people who have been cured of their frozen shoulder–despite their serious underlying conditions. These x-rays also show the degenerative changes that can occur if frozen shoulder is left to run its course and resolve itself.

x ray reverse shoulder replacement 1

As much range of motion as is physically possible was restored despite the reverse shoulder implant.

This patient had a dislocated shoulder and bone fracture from a fall on ice.

Bone on bone, severe arthritis. His doctor told him that he needed a shoulder replacement.

A failed manipulation from a physiotherapist caused a broken scapula.

x ray bone fragments degeneration

Bone fragments and degeneration required the OAT Procedure to be modified.

Even patients at risk of osteoporosis can be candidates for the OAT Procedure.

Screws in the bone which necessitated a modified OAT Procedure.

Screws in the bone which necessitated a modified OAT Procedure.

A patient with a broken arm

x ray metal plate screws

Another patient with screws in the bone which required a modified OAT Procedure.

A broken shoulder from an accident lead to frozen shoulder. She had an MUA. The doctors fractured her arm and implanted a metal plate while she was anesthetized.

A broken shoulder from an accident lead to frozen shoulder. She had an MUA. The doctors fractured her arm and implanted a metal plate while she was anesthetized.

reverse neck curvature leading to shoulder problems

Reverse neck curvature lead to the development of frozen shoulder.

This is truly a tragic story. This patient was continuously refused access to various arm x-rays he had done. He thought he had frozen shoulder and came to us. Our x-rays showed that it was bone cancer not frozen shoulder. His health insurance company knew it was cancer and did not want to pay for cancer treatment.

Avascular necrosis of the humeral head. Sadly this patient was not a good candidate for the OAT Procedure.

degeneration calcified intraarticular loose bodies

There is severe degenerative change at the right glenohumeral joint, with full-thickness joint space loss, flattening of the humeral head, and multiple calcified intraarticular loose bodies in the glenohumeral joint.