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Shoulder

The shoulder is one of the largest, most flexible and complex joints in the body.

Also called adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder brings pain and stiffness to the shoulder joint, making it difficult to move.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Arthritis is inflammation of a joint. There are several different types; the most common is osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear, usually from age or overuse. Other kinds of arthritis can be caused by genetics or illness.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery: total shoulder arthroplasty, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Bursitis is the term used to describe an inflammation in the bursa, fluid-filled sacs acting as cushions between joints. Usual causes are injury, repetitive stress or pressure.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Steroid injection
  • Surgery: arthroplasty
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

The rotator cuff, made of muscles and tendons, holds your shoulder joints in place. Rotator cuff injury is a common cause of shoulder pain.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery: arthroscopy
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Typically caused by a fall, shoulder dislocation occurs when the upper arm pops out of the cup-shaped socket bone of the shoulder.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery: closed reduction
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy

Shoulder separation is an injury to the ligaments that connect the collarbone and shoulder blade.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Care always begins with a thorough assessment, to evaluate the likely cause and extent of orthopedic pain. Your assessment includes a physical examination, medical history and usually some tests, including range of motion, sensitivity and, often, imaging studies.

Care is always personalized to your needs but may include:

  • Radiographs
  • Medical management
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy/occupational therapy