In recent years, shoulder pain and functional limitation have become more and more prevalent. Common problems include shoulder dislocation, arthritis, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and fractures. Today, shoulder injuries and complaints constitute a significant percentage of physician referrals.
The Department of Orthopedics treats a broad range of shoulder problems and injuries. This inlcudes:
Shoulder pain and limitations of mobility caused by injury to the ligaments of the shoulder rotator cuff (generally not caused by trauma)
Shoulder instability, predominantly among young people, caused by full or partial dislocation of the shoulder joint
Shoulder fractures (in the joint itself), fractures of the arm or of the shoulder bone itself
Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)limited mobility of the shoulder accompanied by pain
Degeneration and infections of the shoulder joint
Our physicians diagnose and treat a wide range of problems. Most shoulder problems do not require surgery and are treated by a multifaceted plan that includes a guided physical treatment plan, medication, and injections. However, if needed, our physicians are able to perform arthroscopic or open surgery to resolve the problem. The surgical procedures performed include: stabilization of recurrent shoulder dislocations; repair of full and partial tears of the rotator cuff tendons; debridement of diseased tissue in cases of extended bursitis; partial or complete replacement of the shoulder joint due to arthritis, distortion or shattered shoulder fractures; and fracture fixation in the shoulder area.
To ensure that our patients receive the best available care, our physicians participate in basic scientific research and studies researching innovative techniques and treatments. Additionally, they participate in continuing education programs.