Shoulder Surgery | Fishersville, VA
The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint. It is a shallow, but flexible joint, which permits a large degree of motion. The shoulder has an intricate arrangement of soft tissue and special cartilage that lines the interior of the joint to increase the stability. Over time and with repetitive use, this cartilage becomes worn or torn and may need repair. Depending on the nature of the injury or condition, nonsurgical treatment methods are often recommended before surgery.
Shenandoah Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine provides expert care of the shoulder using minimally invasive procedures, such as arthroscopy, to repair or reconstruct damaged cartilage.
Conditions of the Shoulder
Taking into consideration the pain level and range of motion of a patient with shoulder pain, many shoulder conditions can be managed effectively with nonsurgical techniques. There are many parts of the shoulder that can sustain damage from overuse or acute injuries. Some common shoulder conditions include:
- Rotator cuff tear
- Labral tear
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder impingement
Our physicians will thoroughly examine the condition of your shoulder and use diagnostic imaging to determine the severity as well as the need for surgery. You may need an X-ray or an MRI to evaluate the soft tissue damage. After an accurate diagnosis is made, the most effective treatment options can be offered.
Our physicians at Shenandoah Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will help you determine the best treatment option for you. Nonsurgical treatment options may include:
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Applying ice or heat
- Stretching exercises
- Physical therapy
Some patients with severe shoulder conditions, such as torn rotator cuff, shoulder impingement or osteoarthritis may require surgical treatment. Shenandoah Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine team of orthopedic specialist have extensive knowledge and clinical experience in surgical treatment of the shoulder. Most operative conditions can be treated with minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery that offers reduced postoperative pain and faster recovery times.
Following surgery, you will begin a tailored rehabilitation program designed to maximize healing and minimize the risk of reinjury. Our goal is to restore range of motion and function to your shoulder joint while reducing or eliminating your pain.