Date of Defense

Spring 4-17-2009


Biological Sciences


injuries, pain management, symptoms


Anterior glenohumeral dislocations are the most common type of shoulder dislocation. They can be characterized by forced external rotation of the arm while in abduction due to trauma. Once a shoulder has been dislocated, recurrence is very common due to instability, especially in young and/or active patients. In order to understand the extent of damage that can occur during the disruption of the layers of stabilization including capsuloligamentous damage and rotator cuff tears, it is important to analyze the cellular mechanisms that occur. In this three-stage analysis, the cellular mechanisms of acute inflammation (Stage 1), granulation tissue formation (Stage 2) and wound contraction/scar tissue formation (Stage 3) are analyzed in an attempt to better understand treatment options and effects at each stage.


Includes treatment program entitled: Rehabilitation of the Deltoid and Rotator Cuff Muscles After Anterior Shoulder Dislocation

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only