Shoulder injuries such as labral tears, rotator cuff tears, tendonitis, frozen shoulder and arthritis are common in patients from all walks of life.
Whether you suffer from minor discomfort or debilitating pain, our shoulder experts will treat you with a combination of medications, therapy, exercise, rehab or surgery, if necessary.
We offer the full scope of arthroscopic and open shoulder procedures, including:
- Labral Repair
- Instability Procedures
- Rotator Cuff Repairs
- Distal Clavicle Repair
- AC Instability
- Total Shoulder Replacement
- Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
- Fracture Care
When you’re ready to end that nagging shoulder pain and resume a normal life, turn to the specialists at Rome Orthopaedic Center.
The shoulder is the most mobile and versatile joint in the body, requiring 22 muscles to orchestrate the synchronous movement of the shoulder blade and shoulder joint.
Unfortunately, this mobility causes the shoulder to be vulnerable to injury. Common injuries include tendon strains and tears, dislocations, labral tears and cartilage problems. These injuries can arise from repetitive overuse, advancing age, trauma and genetics.
A separated shoulder is a common injury, often occurring during a fall or a collision in contact sports. This can result in a mild sprain or a complete disruption of the shoulder.
For younger athletes, a sports-related injury can sometimes result in shoulder dislocations, which can lead to instability in the shoulder joint.
The best way to determine the cause of an injury is through a careful evaluation by a specialty physician experienced in the treatment of shoulder conditions.
In addition to an interview and physical examination, the physician may require additional tests in order to render his or her diagnosis.
X-rays can help the physician examine the bony structures, while an MRI test can best reveal soft tissue structures such as ligaments, tendons, muscles and cartilage.