General Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder Arthroscopy possible open surgery depending on the severity
Impingement – Inflammation of the rotator cuff or bursa
Labrum tear – A popping or catching feeling due to dislocation or unstable joint.
The shoulder is a very mobile joint. One of the most common injured joint in the body is the shoulder.
Do Nothing; Diagnostic Testing; Medicines; Physical Therapy; Cortisone Injections; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
Relieve pain, Improve function
Supervised by physical therapist, usually starting the next day
Depends on job, approximately 2 weeks or more
Driving can resume as soon as you feel comfortable or instructed by the doctor
May be immobilized in a brace up to 6 weeks
Narcotic pain medicine, Anti-inflammatory, Muscle Relaxer
When instructed by the doctor
We may have to request medical clearance from your primary doctor and/or cardiologist prior to surgery
Anesthesia, Bleeding, Infection, Stiffness, Damage to nerve/blood vessel/ ligament, Fracture, Blood clot, Lung Clot, Medical, Failure to achieve goals
Your musculoskeletal system, which comprises 206 bones that are connected by joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, protects your internal organs, supports your weight, and allows you to move. It's a complex, interdependent system where even a minor disruption can result in discomfort.