Shoulder Conditions and Surgery
Shoulder problems afflict the young and the old alike, with symptoms caused by trauma or through repetitive overuse activity.
Recreational activities involving repetitive overhead motions, such as tennis, baseball, racquet sports and swimming can make you more prone to shoulder injuries. Sometimes, shoulder problems are due to a particular event, such as shoulder dislocations or separations. Middle-aged or older patients often develop symptoms related to their rotator cuff or arthritic changes of the ball and socket joint.
Learn more about common shoulder conditions and injuries.
Our Shoulder Expertise
If you have a shoulder condition or injury, you have found the right practice. Our fellowship-trained practitioners will provide comprehensive, detailed evaluations and treatment strategies, including the most advanced and recent developments in shoulder care.
All of our surgeons are faculty members at major medical institutions, and are actively involved in teaching and training both future orthopaedic doctors of tomorrow and current practicing physicians.
If you are having shoulder problems, the shoulder experts at Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine provide comprehensive management of all shoulder conditions. Highly respected, our specialists focus on the causes of your injury, appropriate treatment techniques and getting you back to your activities.
Appropriate evaluation typically includes:
- Thorough orthopaedic history
- Focused physical examination
- X-rays (when indicated)
- Appropriate advanced imaging studies, (e.g. MRI or CT scan) as necessary
The causes of your shoulder injury or condition, as well as your level of activity, will lead your doctor to recommend treatment that is right for you. We direct treatment alternatives based on your problem, and range from “conservative” management options such as activity modification, physical therapy and injections, to surgical intervention using advanced arthroscopic techniques.
Surgery may be indicated for treating some particularly common conditions. Most are amenable to advanced arthroscopic techniques, including:
- Acromioclavicular separation
- Biceps Tendon Disruption
- Clavicle Fracture
- Distal Clavicular Osteolysis (Weightlifter’s Shoulder)
- Biceps Tendon Subluxation
- Os Acromionale
- Quadrilateral Space Syndrome
- Sternoclavicular Joint Injury
- Scapular Winging
- Anterior Shoulder Instability
- Multidirectional Shoulder Instability
- Posterior Shoulder Instability
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Impingement Syndrome
- Secondary Impingement Syndrome
- SLAP Lesions
- Snapping Scapula
- Subscapularis Disruption
- Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment
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