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Matthew Provencher, MD Knee, Shoulder Specialist
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Did you know that Dr. Provencher has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications and articles, 148 chapters and has authored 5 textbooks? Learn more about Dr. Provencher:

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The symptoms of a fractured shoulder are easily recognizable in many patients since they occur immediately following a collision, fall or automobile accident. Symptoms include pain at the injured area in combination with tenderness, bruising and swelling. Certain patients may also experience a deformity (bump) under the skin at the fracture site.

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The medial collateral ligament (MCL) travels from the femur (thighbone) to the top of the tibia (shinbone) and is critical to stability of the knee joint. Even though patients are more familiar with an ACL injury, MCL injuries account for approximately 24% of all knee injuries. When the MCL sustains damage during a fall or sports injury, patients will experience knee pain, swelling and loss of stability. The ligament has the ability to heal on its own, unlike the ACL, but certain tears will require MCL surgery to return full stability and function to the joint.

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Repetitive shoulder movement and overuse are the main causes of biceps tendonitis, but the shoulder condition may also affect active individuals and athletes as they age and the shoulder joint begins to wear out. Other common shoulder injuries can cause bicep pain and inflammation, including a rotator cuff injury, bone spurs, shoulder trauma, shoulder arthritis, and multi-directional instability.

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The clavicle (collarbone) can become injured quite easily in athletes, especially those involved in football, basketball, gymnastics and cycling. Many collarbone injuries are caused by a fall or indirectly by impact to the shoulder joint. Even though the injury is so prevalent, no two injures are similar since the clavicle can break in a number of different patterns.

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Glenoid bone loss is commonly associated with recurrent shoulder instability. Failure to recognize and appropriately address it can lead to poor outcomes. Posterior shoulder instability can be seen in the setting of acute trauma. Posterior glenoid bone loss must be addressed in a similar fashion to anterior glenoid bone loss to prevent recurrent instability. Open bone augmentation procedures have been described with successful results. In this technical note, we describe an arthroscopic technique using fresh distal tibial allograft for posterior glenoid augmentation. In addition, a current review regarding the diagnosis and management of recurrent posterior shoulder instability is provided.

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Great meeting! Dr. Provencher served as the Education Committee Chairman at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Speciality Day.
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Dr. Provencher's team won 2 of The 3 best scientific exhibits at the 2017 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Diego.
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Are you experiencing a grinding, grating, and snapping sensation of the scapula on the back area of the ribcage? You may have snapping scapula, also known as scapulothoracic bursitis. Snapping scapula is caused by weakening of the muscles underneath the scapula, leading to the scapula sitting in close proximity to the ribcage.

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Dr. Provencher is serving as Chair of the AAOS Exhibits and the Annual Meeting Committee at the 2017 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, California from March 14 – 18, 2017. He will also have the opportunity to serve as the Education Chair at the 2017 Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Speciality Day on March 18, 2017.
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