The shoulder is a “ball-and-socket” joint made up of the upper arm bone (humerus), shoulder blade (scapula) and collarbone  (clavicle). This joint is the most flexible one in the body and allows for a full range of motion, but also makes the shoulder a common source of  injury and instability.

Shoulder conditions often develop in athletes as a result of overuse. This joint is also a common target for osteoarthritis. Fortunately, many shoulder conditions can be effectively treated with surgery that restore strength and range of motion and allow patients to maintain their active lifestyle. We can perform many of these procedures using arthroscopic techniques.

Total Shoulder Replacement

Severe shoulder conditions with persistent symptoms that have not responded to conservative treatments may benefit from shoulder replacement surgery. This procedure replaces the damaged joint with an artificial one to help patients enjoy painless motion and the ability to resume their regular activities.  Shoulder replacement surgery is often performed to treat conditions such  as osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears and osteonecrosis.

Shoulder replacement surgery is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes  about two hours. In some cases, this  procedure can be performed through arthroscopy to minimize the  invasiveness. Patients will require physical therapy after shoulder replacement surgery, but can usually resume all regular activities within two to three months.

FAQ’s for Total Shoulder Replacement

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Shoulder Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves creating several small incisions into which a fiber-optic device and tiny surgical instruments are inserted. Shoulder arthroscopy is often performed to confirm a diagnosis after a physical examination and other imaging procedures have been performed. Some conditions can also be treated during the same procedure by inserting  additional surgical instruments into the joint area.

Also known as shoulder scope, shoulder arthroscopy is often effective in treating rotator cuff tears, labral tears, AC joint arthritis, biceps tendonitis and more. Patients who undergo arthroscopy benefit from less pain, less scarring and shorter recovery times. Your doctor will decide whether or not arthroscopy is right for you as opposed to a traditional open surgery.

FAQ’s for Shoulder Arthroscopy

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Shoulder Arthroscopy with Rotator Cuff Repair

A rotator cuff tear is a common injury that develops as a result of overuse of the muscle over a long period of time, causing the tendons in the muscle to partially or fully tear from the muscles. Patients  with this condition may experience pain while moving the arm, muscle weakness  and atrophy.

Rotator cuff repair can be performed using minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques  to offer patients many advantages over the traditional open procedure. Arthroscopy offers patients smaller incisions, less scarring, less post-operative pain and shorter recovery times, without sacrificing the results of the procedure. Most patients experience significantly less pain after surgery and are able to restore function to the shoulder after  physical therapy.

If you are interested in learning more about Shoulder Arthroscopy with Rotator Cuff Repair, call 248-650-2400 today to schedule an appointment.

Rotator Cuff Repair

The  rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that support the shoulder joint  and allow for complete movement while keeping the ball of the arm bone in the  shoulder socket. These tendons and muscles may become torn or otherwise damaged from injury or overuse, resulting  in pain, weakness and inflammation.

Rotator cuff surgery involves reattaching the tendon back to the arm, along with removing any loose fragments from the shoulder area. This can be done through a laparoscopic or open procedure, depending on the type and severity of each patient’s condition. Rotator cuff repair is usually successful in relieving shoulder pain and restoring movement and strength to the joint.

If you are interested in learning more about Rotator Cuff Repair, call 248-650-2400 today to schedule an appointment.