Arm rotation relies heavily on the shoulder joint. The shoulder is an extremely flexible joint that allows our arm to move in many various positions, to the front, side, above, and behind the body. But because the shoulder is used so often, it is more prone to wear and tear or injury. After a shoulder injury, noninvasive methods such as cold, heat, or ice can sometimes promote healing. But if your shoulder pain isn’t going away, something more significant may be wrong. Waiting to seek treatment for shoulder pain can actually cause more harm than good. Delaying necessary shoulder surgery can also be problematic as it can lead to chronic pain that can actually be more difficult to treat. Don’t risk further pain and injury. If you need shoulder surgery to repair damaged shoulder ligaments or joint, highly qualified shoulder surgeons at AICA Orthopedics can provide quality care to alleviate pain and improve range of motion in the shoulder.
Rotator cuff tears can be painful injuries that can require shoulder surgery to correct. Partial rotator cuff tears are when only a piece of the rotator cuff is damaged. If left untreated, rotator cuff tears can lead to chronic inflammation or even the development of spurs in the shoulder joint. Surgery may be required to remove spurs and fix partial rotator cuff tears. Full rotator cuff tears can be the result of a partial rotator cuff fully tearing or it could be caused by heavy lifting, falling on your shoulder the wrong way, sports injuries, or impingement. Surgery can repair full rotator cuff tears to ensure that healing occurs and the shoulder can function properly once again. Shoulder dislocation is also a common shoulder injury. For a shoulder that continually experiences dislocation, surgery may be required. Severe fractures of the collarbone that won’t heal with time must be corrected through shoulder surgery as well. Osteoarthritis of rheumatoid arthritis can cause wear and tear of the shoulder joint to that point that shoulder replacement is recommended. Shoulder replacement surgery can be a partial replacement of just the head of the bone or a full replacement and reconstruction of the entire shoulder joint. Any type of shoulder surgery can be daunting, but at AICA Orthopedics, our top-notch orthopedic specialists strive to make the process and the recovery as quick and painless as possible.
They type of shoulder injury will determine the type of shoulder surgery required. A lot of shoulder issues can be repaired arthroscopically, through smaller incisions with the use of a camera, while some may require open shoulder surgery. Open surgical repairs can be more extensive and require a short hospital stay followed by a longer recovery period. Your orthopedic surgeon will examine your shoulder injury to determine what type of surgery is best for you. With our on-site imaging services such as MRI scans or X Rays, orthopedic specialists at AICA Orthopedics can view your injury from close up to ensure accurate diagnosis and individualized treatment to correct your shoulder pain. Both types of shoulder surgeries will require physical rehabilitation following the procedure to strengthen the shoulder and restore range of motion. Experienced physical therapists provide exercises both on-site and for you to perform at home to aid in an easier and quicker recovery after shoulder surgery. Follow up appointments allow orthopedic surgeons to monitor your recovery and be sure that your shoulder is healing properly. We strive to provide the very best in orthopedic care at AICA Orthopedics to ease your shoulder pain and bring about relief.
We know that life can get pretty hectic. But the ability to use your shoulder is vital to performing daily activities. Don’t delay in getting the treatment you need. We make it easy at AICA Orthopedics.
Thankfully, at AICA, you can receive orthopedic treatment from start to finish all in one location, from orthopedic surgeons and pain management specialists to physical therapists, chiropractors, or neurologists. Schedule all your appointment at a time and place that is convenient for you. Alleviate shoulder pain and improve your quality of life at AICA Orthopedics. Give us a call today for more information.