Printed for personal use only

Keeping It Together

Paul Favorito of Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine is using a new technique to stop shoulder dislocations and speed healing.

The shoulder’s a really cool joint, always living on the edge. It’s a fine balance of mobility and stability. Too much movement, people dislocate. Not enough, people are stiff. Athletes, for whatever reason, seem to have a lot of trouble with their shoulders. The things we ask athletes to do—throwing a baseball, serving a tennis ball—we probably weren’t designed to do. That means problems.