Shoulder

Common Surgical Treatments & Pricing

Arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy is often performed to remove cartilage fragments and bone spurs. The procedure aims to reduce inflammation and improve joint articulation and is often used to treat multiple conditions at once. In cases where imaging studies and physical exams are inconclusive, arthroscopy can be diagnostic. Patients recommended this course of treatment benefit from less tissue damage, shorter recovery times, less scarring and less post-operative pain compared to traditional open procedures.

Labral Repair

In the event of a labrum tear, your surgeon will insert an arthroscopic instrument to re-attach the labrum to the glenoid. This surgery is preferred to other methods as it is less invasive and offers a faster recovery.

Rotator Cuff Repair

 

When all conservative treatments have failed, rotator cuff tears are commonly treated via an arthroscopic surgery to repair it. During this procedure, your surgeon will re-attaches the torn rotator cuff tendon to the head of humerus​ in efforts to restore functionality, reduce pain, and decrease inflammation.

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Blueberries

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Humerus

Clavicle

Scapula

AC Joint

Rotator Cuff Tendons

Subacromial Decompression

This non-invasive arthroscopic procedure is used to treat subacromial impingement syndrome: a condition where the rotator cuff is pinched between the humeral head and acromiom. By smoothing off  bone spurs and resurfacing the acromiom, the procedure can eliminate  impingement on the rotator cuff and reduce inflammation.

Glenoid

(Socket)

Humeral Head

(Ball)

Normal Shoulder

Bone Spur

Narrowed Joint Space

Arthritic Shoulder

Superior Movement of the Humeral Head

Narrowed Joint Space

Rotator Cuff Arthropathy

Shoulder Replacement

 

Total shoulder replacement is typically completed when all other treatment options have failed. This surgical procedure entirely removes the damaged joint and replaces it with a prosthesis that is designed to mimic the movement of a healthy joint. 

Anatomical Shoulder Replacement

 

Anatomical shoulder prosthesis replace and restore the native ball and socket joint. This procedure is offered to patients who do not show signs of rotator cuff arthropathy, but do show evidence of moderate to severe arthritis. This treatment option is often reserved until all others have failed and aims to help patient's regain their lost mobility.

Humeral Head

(Ball Implant)

Shoulder Replacement

Glenoid

(Ball Implant)

Humeral Head

(Socket Implant)

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

 

Reverse shoulder prosthesis are designed for patients diagnosed with rotator cuff arthropathy. Instead of restoring the native ball and socket joint, this procedure "reverses" your anatomy. By doing so, the prosthesis can counteract the superior movement of the humeral head due to the patient's condition.

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