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Dr. Charles Ruland

Sep 29, 2011 08:41PM ● By Anonymous

Dr. Charles Ruland specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder.

He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. After completing his orthopaedic residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute.

Dr. Ruland is a staff member of Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Ruland is a Diplomate-American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow-American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member-Arthroscopy Association of North America, and Associate Master Instructor for Shoulder Arthroscopy- Orthopaedic Learning Center in Chicago.

Dr. Ruland is a native of Annapolis. He lives in Annapolis with his beautiful wife and two adorable sons. He enjoys golf and coaches youth lacrosse and wrestling. Call and schedule an appointment.

Q: What is a frozen shoulder?

A: Adhesive capsulitis is the technical term for “frozen shoulder”. The shoulder joint is supported by ligaments which connect the shoulder bones together and keep them properly aligned when in motion. Normally, the ligaments are flexible enough to permit full movement of the shoulder. When adhesive capsulitis occurs, the ligaments develop an inflammatory process causing them to be infiltrated with scar tissue which forms very restricting adhesions. This “freezing” of the joint severely decreases the shoulder’s normal range of motion and can cause a considerable amount of pain when motion is attempted.
— Charles Ruland, Anne Arundel Orthopaedic Surgeons