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Shoulder Surgery

The shoulder joint is a complex articulation that has both static and dynamic stabilizing structures that when functioning properly, allow unrestricted range of motion in multiple planes.  These structures include the four rotator cuff muscles and tendons, labrum, glenohumeral ligaments and long head of the biceps tendon.  However, with injury to one of these structures, patients will exhibit significant pain, weakness, and loss of motion. 

We use arthroscopic and open techniques to evaluate and treat shoulder pathology including rotator cuff tears, labral tears, and bicep tendonopathy.  

Surgery is performed as an outpatient.  Surgery can take approximately 1-2 hours.  We will utilize nerve blocks to provide pain free recovery in time immediately following surgery.  After surgery, a sling is used to provide comfort and protection of the surgical repair.  After a period of initial healing, physical therapy will be utilized to regain motion and strength.