The shoulder is comprised of the humerus, scapula, and the clavicle. These bones work in concert with a number of muscles, including the rotator cuff muscles, to effectively raise and lower the arm. The shoulder allows us to reach, throw, and support our own body weight as we move about our daily lives.
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. In turn, it can also be one of the most unstable joints in the body.
At OSS, we recognize the importance of the orthopedic subspecialist. OSS physicians use the most up-to-date clinical skills, diagnostic tools, and treatment techniques to care for the shoulder and its associated structures. Here are just a few of the common problems successfully cared for by OSS physicians.
- Fractures/Broken bones
- Rotator cuff tendonitis and tears
- Labral tears
- Arthritis and bone spurs
- Complex trauma
Most shoulder pain issues are effectively treated conservatively with medications, splinting, bracing, injections, and therapy. But if surgical intervention is necessary, the sports medicine specialists and surgeons with Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists are experts in the latest minimally invasive procedures.
To find out more about shoulder injuries, please visit these pages of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website:
- Adult Forearm Fractures
- Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder
- Burners and Stingers
- Chronic Shoulder Instability
- Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
- Common Shoulder Injuries
- Dislocated Shoulder
- Erb's Palsy (Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy)
- Forearm Fractures in Children
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Scapula (Shoulder Blade) Fractures
- Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
- Shoulder Injuries in the Throwing Athlete
- Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear)
- Shoulder Separation
- Shoulder Trauma (Fractures and Dislocations)
- SLAP Tears