SHOULDER

SHOULDER

Shoulder injuries are commonly associated with sports injuries. They could also result from the repetitive use of the joint, as well as accidents or falls during the course of normal daily activities or work conditions. Whatever the cause may be, shoulder pain and restricted range of motion can be debilitating and should be addressed without delay. Get immediate assistance from one of our experienced shoulder doctors who can provide you with the high quality treatment you deserve, and set your course of fast recovery.

Common Conditions that Affect the Shoulder
  • Tendinitis 
    • Supraspinatus tendinitis
    • Bicipital tendinitis
    • Calcific tendinitis
  • ”Bursitis” (subacromial bursitis)
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocation
  • Acromioclavicular joint separation
  • Fractures of the clavicle
  • Fractures of the humerus Acromioclavicular joint arthrosis
  • Osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint
  • Failed shoulder prosthesis
Conservative Treatment Options for Shoulder Pain

Your doctor will start with a detailed history of your condition with special attention to the severity and duration of your symptoms. Our experts will conduct a thorough examination of your shoulder and recommend the best treatment options. In many cases, conservative treatment is the first treatment we offer and in others (such as fractures and dislocations) surgical treatment may be the only option to consider.

Here are some modalities of conservative non-operative treatment to the shoulder joint:

  • X-rays, MRI examination
  • Local injections of:
    • Subacromial injections with steroid and local anesthetic
    • Intra-articular injections of the shoulder joint 
  • A sling or shoulder immobilizer
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
Surgical Treatment Options for the Painful Shoulder

Here at the Long Beach-Lakewood Orthopedic Institute, the welfare of our patients is our #1 priority. When conservative treatment fails or if surgery is the treatment of choice, our Board-certified and experienced shoulder surgeons will discuss with you in detail the available surgical options and recommend to you the most appropriate procedure.

Here are some of the examples of these procedures:

  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Arthroscopic subacromial decompression
  • Rotator cuff repair – arthroscopic
  • Rotator cuff repair – minimally invasive
  • Anterior capsular repair for recurrent shoulder dislocation
  • Open reduction and internal fixation for acromioclavicular joint separation
  • Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures or the clavicle and proximal humerus
  • Hemiarthroplasty for fractures of the proximal humerus
  • Total shoulder athroplasty
  • Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Revision of failed total shoulder replacement

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