Shoulder

Disorders of the shoulder are a common condition that affect many people, regardless of age or activity level. Shoulder pain can arise from within the shoulder joint itself, or any of the surrounding muscles, ligaments, or tendons.  The shoulder offers the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body, and can be subject to significant forces during activities that require use of the upper extremity.  If you injure your shoulder from an acute trauma or experience symptoms from chronic overuse, this can lead to significant pain and disability that impacts your daily life, ability to work, or ability to participate in activities you enjoy.   

Common conditions:

  • AC joint injury
  • Arthritis
  • Biceps tendon injury 
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Labral tears
  • Injuries in athletes
  • Fractures
  • Shoulder instability/dislocations
  • Snapping scapula
  • Sternoclavicular joint injury
  • Scarring and adhesions

Treatment options:

There are a number of factors that go into making the best decision for you and your shoulder, and options can range from conservative therapies to surgical management. 

Non-surgical treatment options:

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Oral anti-inflammatory medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • TENEX minimally-invasive procedures
  • Orthobiologic injections, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) & stem cell therapies (Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate) 
  • Prolotherapy injections

In cases where it is determined that surgical treatment is needed in order to repair an injured shoulder, our care providers specialize in a wide range of minimally-invasive and open surgical techniques. Similar to other joints, shoulder arthroscopy allows the diagnosis and treatment of many common conditions that can cause shoulder pain with the use of fiberoptics and a small camera placed into the shoulder through very small incisions.  This advanced procedure offers the benefits of no trauma to the surrounding soft tissues, a thorough evaluation of the joint from multiple angles, and a faster recovery following the procedure compared to traditional open techniques.

Surgical procedures:

  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • AC joint repair
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Labral repair and shoulder stabilization
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • CAM Procedure
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Snapping scapula treatment
  • Sternoclavicular surgery
  • Fracture treatment of the shoulder and clavicle