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Injuries that result in pain or the loss of function in the shoulder and elbow are a common issue. These issues can result from trauma, occupational injuries or disorders, sports injuries, or degenerative diseases. Whatever causes your shoulder and elbow pain, the Orthopedics Institute specialists can treat it. Surgical and nonsurgical treatments are available for a wide range of shoulder and elbow conditions in adult and adolescent patients.
Our services include evaluation of shoulder and elbow injuries, outpatient and inpatient surgical or nonsurgical treatments, physical therapy and rehabilitation. Our specialists will create a treatment plan specialized to your needs and condition. This individualized care, enhanced by the state-of-the-art technologies and resources available at the Total Joint Center, ensures that your shoulder and elbow function will be restored as quickly and completely as possible.
Some nonsurgical treatments include physical therapy, lifestyle modification and steroid injections. However, if nonsurgical treatments do not relieve your pain and restore your shoulder and elbow function, our specialists may recommend surgical treatment, such as nerve decompression or shoulder replacement.
Shoulder replacement is most commonly performed to treat degenerative joint disease, such as osteoarthritis, and has been highly successful in relieving pain and restoring function. It is also used to treat severe rotator cuff tears, rheumatoid arthritis, posttraumatic conditions, and avascular necrosis, among other problems.
Conditions frequently seen include:
- Rotator Cuff injuries
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Avascular necrosis
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
The Total Joint Center surgeons have vast experience performing all types of shoulder replacement surgery, from the simplest and least invasive to the most complex. In addition, they are leaders in the development of new shoulder replacement techniques and are internationally recognized for their research and for educating other shoulder surgeons throughout the world.