Our Services

Shoulder

Over the last decade, significant advances have been made in the treatment of shoulder conditions – and here you'll find those advances being used to benefit our patients every day. Our comprehensive services include the entire range of orthopaedic and sports medicine care: from the latest surgical interventions to state-of-the-art rehabilitation designed to accelerate recovery.

Our fellowship-trained experts are using new breakthroughs – such as reverse shoulder replacement – to successfully help patients whose injuries were once considered beyond repair. Equally important, new minimally-invasive techniques – including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and arthroscopic reconstruction for instability – are allowing us to dramatically reduce recovery times.

From common overuse injuries to the most complex reconstruction and revision surgeries, our highly experienced orthopaedic and sports medicine surgeons are creating outstanding outcomes for patients of all ages.

Frequently treated conditions include:

  • rotator cuff injury
  • shoulder impingement (bursitis)
  • dislocations
  • labral tears
  • shoulder instability
  • shoulder separation (acromioclavicular joint injury)
  • fractures
  • overuse injuries
  • frozen shoulder (capsulitis)

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Our orthopaedic surgeons specialize in one of the newest and most important advances in the treatment of rotator cuff tears: arthroscopic repair. For many of our patients, this minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure is making a significant difference in comfort and recovery while offering outstanding clinical outcomes.

Instead of the traditional open surgery or mini-open approach in which muscle is detached, delicate arthroscopic instruments and techniques allow our surgeons to successfully repair this common injury through three to four very small puncture wounds. By preserving the deltoid muscle, most patients experience better range-of-motion, accelerated rehabilitation, as well as less pain and scarring.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

For those with a torn rotator cuff and shoulder arthritis, simply raising their arm can be extremely painful, if not impossible. A new and innovative shoulder replacement surgery features a reverse ball/socket technique that can dramatically lessen pain and improve function – even for patients with extensive rotator cuff damage, instability or a previous failed surgery.

In the healthy shoulder, the upper arm bone (humerus) ends in a ball shape which fits into a socket formed by the shoulder blade (scapula). With a reverse shoulder replacement, the anatomy, or structure, of the healthy shoulder is reversed: the ball portion is attached to the scapula and the socket is placed at the upper end of the humerus.

By reversing the ball and the socket, the deltoid muscle (the large shoulder muscle) becomes more efficient and often compensates for the torn rotator cuff – allowing patients to regain their range of motion and quality of life.