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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 or a range of alternative treatment options.
Orthopedic Shoulder Conditions
At UM Orthopaedics we see patients with pain stemming from:
- Bone spurs
- Bursitis (inflammation of a fluid-filled sac that normally protects the joint)
- Frozen shoulder (stiffening of the muscles, tendons and ligaments)
- Overuse or injury of nearby tendons
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder separation
Shoulder Treatment and Rehabilitation
To enhance mobility, diminish pain and increase function, UM'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.