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At University of Maryland Orthopaedics, we take a personalized approach to treating your shoulder condition, whether your treatment calls for shoulder replacement surgery, shoulder arthroscopy or a range of alternative treatment options.
Shoulder Conditions We Treat
The rotator cuff gives the shoulder a wide range of motion, making it the most mobile joint in the human body. An injury like a rotator cuff tear is just one of many conditions that can cause shoulder pain.
At UM Orthopaedics, we diagnose and treat the full scope of shoulder injuries, including fractures, separations and bone spurs. Other common problems we treat include:
We can treat shoulder arthritis, inflammation that causes pain and stiffness in your shoulder joint, with or without surgery.
Our specialists will comprehensively assess your shoulder dislocation and determine the best, most appropriate treatment.
Rotator Cuff Injuries or Tears
Our shoulder surgeons are experts in surgery for a torn rotator cuff. In addition, we have expertise in non-surgical treatment options for conditions like rotator cuff tendonitis, which can develop over time and require rest and physical therapy.
Treatment for a SLAP tear can include medicine, icing or applying heat to the area, or rehabilitation to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles and to gently stretch the back of the shoulder. However, for many people, surgery is necessary.
Should your require it, our team is made up of experts in the latest techniques for shoulder surgery.
Total Shoulder Replacement
Total shoulder replacement surgery is a safe, proven way to treat persistent shoulder pain or injuries. We work to get you back to your 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.
Labral Repair Surgery/Bony Instability Surgery
This procedure is performed to repair damage to the labrum (cartilage) in the shoulder.
Shoulder Treatment and Rehabilitation
To enhance mobility, diminish pain and increase function, the University of Maryland 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.