Shoulder surgery covers the full spectrum of Orthopaedic Surgery from athletic injuries and disorders, to degenerative tendon disorders, to traumatic injuries, and to arthritic disorders. Shoulder problems can be surprisingly disabling because it is such a mobile joint and because it is so important for getting your hand where it needs to be to do daily, occupational, and recreational activities.
Treatment of shoulder problems may include rehabilitation or surgery. Great advances in the treatment of shoulder disorders have taken place in the last 10 years. Procedures exist to improve shoulder instability, decrease pain from degenerative tendon tears, and improve pain and function for patients with shoulder arthritis.