Young father carrying his daughter on his shoulders

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.

To make an appointment with one of our shoulder surgeons or to learn more about our services, centers and treatment options, please call 410-448-6400 or request an appointment online.

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:

Shoulder Arthritis

When cartilage around our joints breaks down, this is called arthritis. We have ways to treat shoulder arthritis with and without surgery.

Shoulder Dislocation

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

If you have a torn rotator cuff, you may need surgery. Rotator cuff tendonitis develops over time, requires rest and can often be treated through physical therapy.

SLAP 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.

Shoulder Surgery

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.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment with a shoulder specialist at one of our several locations, please call 410-448-6400 or request and appointment online.

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