Shoulder Replacement and Repair
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. The ball, called the humerus, joins with the socket, known as the scapula. It’s the junction of the clavicle (collarbone), scapula, and humerus where the arm attaches to the trunk of the body.
Unfortunately for many young athletes and weekend warriors, the shoulder can also be the source of several types of injury – from a dislocated shoulder (read Nyeem’s story) to a torn rotator cuff tendon.
Orthopaedic surgeons specializing in Sports Medicine have in-depth experience in performing minimally-invasive shoulder repair and replacement. Using arthroscopic techniques, surgeons need only make a small incision and insert a fiberoptic camera to evaluate the tissues of your shoulder joint. They also view, through magnified images provided by the fiberoptic camera, the area above the joint – the cartilage, bones, tendons and ligaments.
Surgeons use leading-edge techniques to repair complex conditions of the shoulder through arthroscopy, including reverse shoulder replacement, rotator cuff and bone spurs, frozen shoulder, shoulder impingement syndrome, shoulder instability and/or dislocated shoulder.
Orthopaedic & Spine Institute surgeons also treat the following:
- Damaged or torn cartilage ring (labrum) or ligaments
- Torn or damaged biceps tendon
- Joint lining damage or inflammation (often caused by rheumatoid arthritis)
- Arthritis of the end of the clavicle (collarbone)
Call 215-481-BONE to find an Institute physician today.