Are You Considering Shoulder Joint Replacement?

If non-surgical treatments and medication do not bring relief and restore mobility, your doctor may recommend shoulder replacement. Shoulder replacement is a surgery performed to replace the arthritic ends of bone and damaged cartilage with prosthetic implants designed to move like a healthy shoulder.   Surgery may be appropriate when you have the following symptoms:…

Shoulder Labrum Repair

The labrum is a ring of fibrous cartilage surrounding the glenoid which helps in stabilizing the shoulder joint. Traumatic injury to the shoulder or overuse of the shoulder by excessive throwing or weightlifting can cause a labral tear. In addition, the aging process may weaken the labrum leading to injury secondary to wear and tear.…

Examining Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator cuff tears are commonly caused by acute injuries or degenerative changes that occur slowly with age or overuse. What is the Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles in the shoulder joint including the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. These muscles originate in the scapula and attach to the…

Local SLAP Repair Expertise in Oregon

Superior Labrum, Anterior to Posterior tears (commonly referred to as SLAP tears or labrum tears), represent¬†roughly 4 to 8% of all shoulder injuries. If conservative treatment measures such as NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications) and physical therapy do not relieve symptoms, a SLAP repair procedure will likely be recommended.   How is a SLAP Repair performed?…

A Look Into Shoulder Arthroscopy Surgery

By definition, Arthroscopy means “to look within the joint.” The arthroscope consists of a light system and camera that projects images of the surgical site onto a computer screen for your surgeon to clearly view. Read on to learn more about shoulder anatomy, conditions that require treatment, and what to expect after your surgery.  …