The shoulder consists of several joints that combine with muscles to allow a wide range of motion to the arm. At OSSM, our surgeons specialize in all aspects of shoulder care, including the treatment of disorders of the rotator cuff, instability and other disabling shoulder conditions:
- Shoulder Slap Tear
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Labral Repair
- Total Shoulder Replacement
- Partial Shoulder Replacement
- Arthroscopic Surgery
Injuries to the shoulder can damage the rotator cuff, labrum, and biceps tendon. This can result in chronic pain, disability, or recurrent dislocations. Our surgeons are highly trained in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery techniques to repair damaged tissue, resulting in less pain and a faster, more complete recovery. Shoulder pain caused by arthritis can be successfully treated with total shoulder replacement, eliminating pain and restoring function. Our surgeons are the region’s leaders in reverse total shoulder replacement; a cutting edge technique for shoulder replacement in patients with rotator cuff tears.
Shoulder Slap Repair
Rotator Cuff Repair
The rotator cuff is a group of tendons that attach the muscles of the scapula (shoulder blade) to the humerus (upper arm). Tears in the rotator cuff can cause severe pain and disability, often requiring surgical repair. Our surgeons are trained in advanced arthroscopic techniques to repair the rotator cuff by re-attaching the torn tendon back to the bone. Most patients achieve a full recovery with good strength, full range of motion, and no pain.
Rotator Cuff Tear
Arthroscopic Suture Passing
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Muscles of the Rotator Cuff
Video: Rotator Cuff Repair and Biceps Tenodesis Surgery – Dr. Dunteman
The labrum is a ring of cartilage on the glenoid (socket) where the ligaments of the shoulder attach. Shoulder injuries/trauma can cause tears in the labrum which may cause pain, catching and popping, and recurrent dislocations.
Our surgeons use arthroscopic techniques to fix these labral tears, re-attaching the torn cartilage back to the bone. This eliminates pain and instability, allowing patients to return to full activities including overhead sports.
Arthroscopic Labral Repair
Video: Arthroscopic Labral Repair – Dr. Dunteman
Total Shoulder Replacement
Arthritis in the shoulder leads to cartilage wear, eventually resulting in bone rubbing on bone. This causes severe pain and stiffness, which limit the patient’s activities and decrease their quality of life. Our surgeons utilize advance techniques to replace the shoulder joint, eliminating pain and improving range of motion. Most patients can return to all activities including overhead sports, golf, weight lifting, and tennis.
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Video: Partial Shoulder Replacement – Dr. Dunteman
DID YOU KNOW?
OSSM is the only group that has specialists covering the entire body. Patients are always going to be treated by a surgeon specializing in their specific problem.