A Shoulder to Cry On: Primary Care for Patients Complaining of Shoulder Pain

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Elly LaRoque, MD, breaks down the three most common types of shoulder injury to facilitate efficient diagnosis and clarify treatment options. With cases to illustrate, she explains when to order MRI, when to start with PT, and when everything from acupuncture to injections to surgery is appropriate. Bonus: A look at the future of PRP and stem cell therapies.


April 16, 2021

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UCSF MedConnection

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Elly LaRoque, MD

Elly LaRoque, MD

Orthopedic surgeon
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