The "exercise revolution" has resulted in higher levels of activity in people of all ages. As a result, shoulder pain and shoulder problems have become more and more common. Currently, injuries and concerns related to the shoulder account for nearly 20% of the visits to the doctor's office. Rotator cuff tears, arthritis, fractures, bursitis and shoulder instability, including acute dislocations, are among the most common conditions that bring patients to us for help.
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery includes a group of fellowship-trained physicians who diagnose and treat the full spectrum of shoulder-related problems. Most shoulder problems do not require surgery, and are best treated with a directed exercise program, often with the help of anti-inflammatory medications. However, when necessary, our specialists are highly skilled in the latest techniques of arthroscopic surgery, laser surgery and total shoulder joint replacement.
For a referral to one of our orthopedic surgeons, call (813) 870-4747.