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Shoulder Procedures

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Shoulder Arthroscopy

The shoulder has many potential pain generators, I use patient history, physical exam and advanced imaging studies to determine what is contributing to your pain.  These are a sample of common procedures performed in the shoulder to alleviate pain, instability and dysfunction:

 

  • Rotator cuff repair

  • Biceps tenodesis

  • Distal clavicle resection

  • Subacromial decompression

  • Superior capsule reconstruction

  • Shoulder glenoid labrum repair (Bankart procedure)

  • Bony glenoid augmentation (Laterjet procedure)

  • Pec tendon repair

  • Subacromial balloon spacer

Benefits of arthroscopic over open shoulder surgery

  • Minimal scars

  • no overnight hospital stay

  • Decreased pain and swelling

  • Improved motion

  • Quicker functional recovery

  • Fewer risks and complications

Shoulder Arthroplasty/Replacement

  • Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA)

  • Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA)

  • Shoulder hemiarthroplasty

Some shoulder disease cannot be treated with arthroscopy alone and requires open surgery.  This is typical of advanced degenerative joint disease or arthritis.  There are various shoulder replacement options, the best option for you will depend on several factors including your age, activity level, and variations of your shoulder anatomy including if you have a functional rotator cuff.  Ask Dr. Kimball what options are best for your shoulder.

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