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)
- labral tears
- shoulder instability
- shoulder separation (acromioclavicular joint injury)
- 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
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.