Shoulder Pain & Injuries
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A group of four tendons, called the rotator cuff, give the shoulder a wide range of motion, making it the most mobile joint in the human body.
Injury or tear of the rotator cuff, however, is just one of many conditions that can cause shoulder pain.
At University of Maryland Orthopaedics, we recognize that each patient has a unique problem requiring specialized treatment.
We strive to provide individualized care to all our patients and prescribe treatment plans that suit their needs, whether that's with shoulder replacement surgery, shoulder arthroscopy or a range of alternative treatment options.
Shoulder Conditions We Treat
At UM Orthopaedics, we see patients for the full scope of shoulder injuries, including fractures, separations and bone spurs. Other common injuries we treat includes:
When cartilage around our joints breaks down, this is called arthritis. We have ways to treat shoulder arthritis with and without surgery.
If your shoulder becomes removed from its socket, this is a shoulder dislocation. There is a chance tendons in your shoulder may stretch or tear at the time of dislocation.
Rotator Cuff Injuries or Tears
A SLAP tear stands for 'superior labrum, anterior to posterior' tear. This means the ligament keeping your arm bone in your shoulder is torn.
Should your require surgery, our team are experts in the latest techniques for shoulder surgery.
Total Shoulder Replacement
At the University of Maryland, total shoulder replacement surgery is a safe and proven way to treat persistent shoulder pain or injuries. We work to get you back to normal activities as quickly as possible.
Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
If you have a rotator cuff tear combined with shoulder arthritis, we may suggest a reverse total shoulder replacement.
Rotator Cuff Surgery
If you have a torn rotator cuff, rotator cuff surgery is often the best treatment option.
Labral Repair Surgery/Bony Instability Surgery
This addresses damage to the labrum (cartilage) in the shoulder.
Shoulder Treatment and Rehabilitation
To enhance mobility, diminish pain and increase function, the University of Maryland's shoulder team implements the latest advances in shoulder diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
Our affiliated occupational and physical therapists are specially trained in rehabilitation of the shoulder after surgical reconstruction. Their focused efforts allow our elite-level athletes, weekend warriors and entire patient population to reach their goals.