Shoulders

Shoulder Treatment & Surgery

The orthopedic doctors at The Center of Musculoskeletal Disorders take an individualized approach to shoulder pain treatment. Our primary goal is to help our patients regain range of motion, function and quality of life utilizing the most conservative forms of treatment.

Our orthopedic doctors treat patients suffering from a wide range of shoulder disorders and injuries.

Common Shoulder Conditions

Shoulder pain and discomfort are often the result of an injury, arthritis or overuse. Common symptoms of a shoulder disorder can also include the inability to move your arm in a normal range of motion, instability, weakness and stiffness. Fractures and other bone injuries are typically the result of direct trauma. Osteoarthritis and overuse of the shoulder joint during sports or work and can cause soft tissue problems. If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms for more than a few days, you should schedule an appointment with an orthopedic doctor.

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Burners & Stingers
  • Collarbone Fracture
  • Dislocation(s)
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Instability
  • Resurfacing
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Snowboard & Ski Injuries
  • Stress Fractures

A shoulder diagnosis will include a physical exam and your medical history. A diagnosis may also include a CAT Scan, EMG, Ultrasound or X-ray. An arthroscopy may be recommended to diagnose the cause of inflammation or bone pain. An arthroscopy can also be used to evaluate arthritic / degenerative changes to the shoulder joint, signs of bone disease or detect a tumor.

Non-Surgical Shoulder Treatments

The majority of our patients that seek treatment for a shoulder related issue will respond to conservative, non-surgical treatments such as rest, medication or a change in activities. Resting the shoulder joint may cause inflammation to diminish. Rest is usually one of the first treatment options used if a shoulder disorder or injury isn’t severe.

  • Activity Modification
  • Acupuncture
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Bursitis Treatment
  • Compression
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Heat
  • Ice
  • Osteoarthritis Treatment
  • Pain Medications
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rest

If a patients hasn’t experienced significant pain relief using non-surgical treatments, they may require a surgical procedure to adequately address their shoulder disorder.

Shoulder Surgery

Surgery may be recommended or required if the shoulder has suffered damage that will not benefit from conservative treatments or if a patients is unable to reduce pain using conservative treatment methods.

Our experienced Orthopedic Surgeons make use of open, mini-open and minimally invasive surgical techniques to treated shoulder conditions and injuries.

  • Acromioclavicular Joint Repair
  • Arthroscopic Debridement
  • Bankart Repair
  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Fracture Repair
  • Frozen Shoulder Treatments
  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • Superior Labrum From Anterior to Posterior Tear (SLAP Repair)
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Open surgery is used for total shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, partial shoulder replacement, resurfacing and revision surgeries. These surgical procedures are complex and can not be done effectively with arthroscopic technique. The surgical instruments and devices used during the aforementioned procedures are too large to fit though a small incision.

An arthroscopy may be done to evaluate the extent of an injury or condition, and in some situations to repair the area. A majority of shoulder conditions and injuries, including rotator cuff repairs, ligament reconstruction and labral repairs can be treated arthroscopically. A surgeon may do a shoulder arthroscopy to make or confirm a diagnosis and then perform corrective surgery if possible, avoiding a second procedure. The smaller incisions made during an arthroscopy cause less trauma and blood loss, allowing patients to recover from surgery faster and with less pain than they would from an open procedure.

CMD Orthopedic Office Locations

NYC, NY

Queens, NY

Englewood, NJ

Brooklyn, NY

Shoulder Surgeons & Pain Specialist

sports medicine doctor

Dr. Don Heitman

Orthopedic Surgeon
orthopedic specialist

Dr. Raz Winiarsky

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Steven Horowitz

Pain Management

Dr. Jacob Peacock

Pain Management

Dr. Jonathan Simhaee

Pain Management

Dr. Marc Cohen

Pain Management

The Center For Musculoskeletal Disorders

At The Center For Musculoskeletal Disorders, our orthopedic doctors and providers take a multi-disciplinary approach to treating shoulder pain, conditions and injuries. We are focused on helping patients return to an active and pain free life style. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, joint instability, discomfort or a lack of shoulder functionality, schedule an appointment at one of our Orthopedic Centers. Our orthopedic doctors can provide you with an accurate diagnosis, evaluate your disorder or injury and discuss individualized treatment options.

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