- Shoulder Prothesis
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Distal Clavicle Excision or Mumford procedure
- Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
- Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Orthopedic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of various shoulder problems. Here are some common shoulder conditions that can be treated by our orthopedic surgeons:
- Rotator Cuff Tears:
- Rotator cuff tears involve damage to the tendons that connect the muscles of the rotator cuff to the shoulder bone.
- Orthopedic surgeons may recommend non-surgical treatments like rest, physical therapy, and medication for partial tears. Complete tears or cases that do not respond to conservative treatments may require arthroscopic or open surgery for repair or reconstruction.
- Shoulder Impingement Syndrome:
- Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs when the rotator cuff tendons or bursa become compressed or irritated between the bones of the shoulder joint.
- Orthopedic surgeons may suggest non-surgical treatments such as rest, activity modification, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications. If conservative treatments fail, arthroscopic surgery may be performed to remove impinging structures and repair any associated tendon damage.
- Shoulder Dislocation/Subluxation:
- Shoulder dislocation or subluxation involves the displacement or partial dislocation of the upper arm bone (humerus) from the shoulder socket (glenoid).
- Orthopedic surgeons may perform closed reduction to put the shoulder joint back into its normal position. If recurrent dislocations occur or there are associated injuries, surgical procedures like arthroscopic stabilization or open surgical repair may be recommended.
- Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis):
- Frozen shoulder is characterized by the progressive loss of shoulder joint mobility and severe pain.
- Orthopedic surgeons may prescribe a combination of non-surgical treatments such as pain medications, physical therapy, and corticosteroid injections. In rare cases where conservative treatments are not effective, arthroscopic surgery may be considered to release the tight capsule.
- Shoulder Arthritis:
- Shoulder arthritis involves the degeneration of the shoulder joint, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced function.
- Orthopedic surgeons may recommend non-surgical treatments like activity modification, pain medications, physical therapy, and corticosteroid injections. In severe cases, shoulder joint replacement surgery (total shoulder arthroplasty) or other joint preservation procedures may be considered.
- Labral Tears:
- Labral tears involve damage to the ring of cartilage (labrum) that surrounds the shoulder socket, often caused by trauma or repetitive shoulder motions.
- Orthopedic surgeons may suggest non-surgical treatments such as rest, physical therapy, and medication for minor tears. Surgical repair or reconstruction using arthroscopic or open techniques may be necessary for more extensive or symptomatic tears.
These are just a few examples of shoulder problems treated by our orthopedic surgeons. They have specialized knowledge and expertise in diagnosing and managing a wide range of shoulder conditions, ensuring appropriate treatment plans are tailored to the individual’s specific needs and goals. If you are experiencing shoulder problems, it is recommended to consult an orthopedic surgeon of the Eisenhower Clinic for an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment approach.