The deltoid is a large muscle responsible for lifting the arm and giving the shoulder its range of motion. It is located in the uppermost part of the arm, at the shoulder. Tendons attach the deltoid to the collarbone, shoulder blade, and upper arm.
As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, the timing of when a player can "return to sport" is one of the most frequently asked questions of me – from the patients themselves, their parents (if they're minors) and from the media, especially if I'm being interviewed about a professional athlete.
This is a very interesting article. I was very fortunate to meet Dr. Ladermann during my time in Dallas. We both share an extraordinary passion for shoulder surgery, as well as life in general. After training, I flew to Switzerland to work with him in his hospital.