Are you suffering from chronic shoulder pain?
Although the shoulder joint is very mobile, the shoulder joint is also less stable, relying on just four muscles around the rotator cuff to help move and provide stability. It’s these muscles that are a common source of pain. Conditions that may require surgery include rotator cuff tears, impingement, shoulder fractures and dislocations.
Minimally invasive surgery options
Shoulder specialists from Adventist Health Lodi Memorial use the very latest arthroscopic techniques to repair shoulder problems and relieve the associated joint pain and stiffness. These arthroscopic procedures are performed through small incisions. A camera is inserted into one incision and small instruments through the other incisions. The results are a much smaller scar, less pain after the operation and a faster rehabilitation.
That said, for certain procedures and under certain circumstances, an open technique may be the better option. Your doctor will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the diverse types of shoulder surgery to see which option is best for you.
Shoulder services offered:
- Rotator cuff repair
- Labral/cartilage repair
- Dislocation/shoulder stabilization
- Bone spur removal
- Removal of loose bone or cartilage
- Fracture repair
- Tendon/ligament repair
Call 209-210-4229 to schedule an appointment or to learn more today.