Shoulder Center of Excellence

Conservative Care | Conditions | Treatments

200x86_620x268_pain_medicineShoulder injuries occur in the shoulder joints which can prevent us from bending, flexing, reaching, or rotating our arms. However, repetitive and overhead movements that are common to some sports and jobs frequently overstress shoulder joints resulting in injury. When problems related to tendon tears, instability, fractures, arthritis and other conditions impede movement, both surgical and non-surgical treatments are considered to ease pain and help restore movement.

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The ball is called the head of the humerus and the socket is called the glenoid (it’s part of your shoulder blade, also known as the scapula). Sometimes, arthritis can form here. On top of this ball and socket joint is another bone known as the acromion. This is a frequent place for bone spurs to form. Right next door to the acromion is the acromioclavicular joint or “AC joint” for short. This is a common place for shoulder separations. A group of 4 muscles helps to move your shoulder joint; they are called the rotator cuff. These muscles work together to help get your arm up over your head, as well as rotate it in and out. That’s why rotator cuff injuries usually result in weakness, especially in trying to raise the arm overhead. One of the 4 muscles is injured much more frequently than the others; it is known as the supraspinatus muscle. In addition, these rotator cuff muscles function to help keep your shoulder “in socket”, or “located” (when the shoulder comes out of socket, it’s called “dis-located”). You have several ligaments in your shoulder that help to keep it in place. Finally, there’s an “O-ring” around the socket, called the labrum, which also helps keep your shoulder in socket and causes pain and popping when it’s torn. At some time in life, you may experience shoulder pain.

Conditions of the Shoulder

  • Bankart Lesion

  • Biceps Tendon Rupture

  • Broken Collarbone

  • Burners & Stingers

  • Bursitis

  • Chronic Shoulder Instability

  • Fracture of the Shoulder Blade

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Labral Tear

  • Rotator Cuff Tear

  • Shoulder Arthritis

  • Shoulder Dislocation

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Shoulder Separation

  • Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior (SLAP)

  • Throwing Injuries

Shoulder joints allow us to bend, flex, reach and rotate our arms. However, repetitive overhead movements that are common to jobs and sports frequently overstress the shoulder joints resulting in injury. Your orthopaedic surgeon will review the results of your evaluation with you and discuss the best treatment.

When issues related to tendon tears, instability, fracture arthritis and other conditions impair movement, both surgical and non-surgical treatments are considered to ease pain and assist in restoring movement. You and your Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic doctor may agree that surgery is the best treatment option

Treatments of the Shoulder

  • Acromioplasty

  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair

  • Biceps Tendon Rupture Surgery

  • Biceps Tenodesis

  • Broken Collarbone Surgery

  • Bursitis/Shoulder Impingement Surgery

  • Closed Reduction Shoulder Surgery

  • Labral Repair Surgery

  • Instability Shoulder Surgery

  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

  • Revision Shoulder Replacement Surgery

  • Rotator Cuff Repair

  • Shoulder Arthritis Surgery

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy Surgery

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Treatment

  • Shoulder Separation Surgery

  • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery

  • Throwing Injury Surgeries

Conservative Treatment Options

  • Non-Operative Bankart LesionTreatment

  • Non-Operative Biceps Tendon Rupture Treatment

  • Non-Operative Broken Collar Bone Treatment

  • Non-Operative Bursitis/Impingement Treatment

  • Non-Operative Labral Tear Treatment

  • Non-Operative Rotator Cuff Surgery Treatment

  • Non-Operative Shoulder Arthritis Treatment

  • Non-Operative Shoulder Separation Treatment

  • Non-Operative Throwing Injury Treatment

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