Shoulder Surgery & Arthroscopy
Rotator cuff tears are some of the most common shoulder injuries today. Shoulder trauma, such as fractures or dislocations, are also very frequent. Sports-related motion that involves overhead motion, such as swimming, throwing, or weight lifting, can cause these types of injuries. However, they have also been known to occur in everyday situations, such as while dancing, or cleaning. Stiffness in the shoulder, or feelings that it might pop out of its socket are common indicators that an injury may have occurred. Consult a doctor if these feelings persist. Treatment options vary based on the severity of the injury, and include anti-inflammatory prescription drugs, cortisone shots, or exercises like wall push-ups. Surgery such as arthroscopy or joint replacements may be needed in cases of serious injury.
Elbow Surgery & Arthroscopy
Elbow injuries include fractures, dislocation, or tendinitis. Collisions and other similar stress can cause fractures and sprains, while tendinitis and tennis elbow can be caused by repetitive activity that places a lot of stress on the joint. For this reason, it is common to find these types of injuries among tennis and baseball players, or players of any sport that requires an overhead throwing motion. Persistent numbness, tenderness, or soreness in the elbow are typical symptoms of an injury. Arthroscopy or reconstructive surgery may be needed in serious cases, but many elbow problems will typically be solved with medication and/or physical therapy.