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Shoulder & Elbow

Shoulder and elbow pain are extremely common complaints that have many causes. Because we use our arms for so many activities, shoulder and elbow pain can cause significant problems.

Arthritis is a major cause of shoulder pain. During arthritis, the cartilage is worn away and the protective lining between the bones is lost, causing painful bone-on-bone friction and rubbing. Severe shoulder arthritis is quite painful, and can restrict motion. Injury resulting in strains and fractures can also cause shoulder and elbow pain.

At The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery, we have specific expertise in a broad spectrum of shoulder, elbow, and upper extremity problems, and we employ the latest in surgical and non-surgical techniques to treat these problems.

Our fellowship-trained shoulder and elbow surgeons handle a comprehensive range of athletic, degenerative, and traumatic disorders including arthritis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis and tendinitis, fractures, golfer's elbow, tennis elbow, and cubital tunnel syndrome.

Total Shoulder Replacement (Shoulder Arthroplasty)

While the symptoms of shoulder pain may be tolerated with medications and lifestyle adjustments, there may come a time when surgical treatment is necessary. Total shoulder joint replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, removes the damaged portion of the shoulder joint and replaces it with artificial implants.

Shoulder arthroplasty relieves pain and restores function for most people. At The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery, our board-certified orthopedic surgeons have specialized advanced training in total shoulder replacement. Our compassionate surgeons and professional staff will provide you with a seamless continuum of care, from evaluation to treatment.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty is a relatively new procedure that can bring a substantial decrease in shoulder pain and significant increase in function to your shoulder, if it is right for you.

There are not many doctors in South Florida who perform this procedure, because it is necessary to receive specialized training. A reverse shoulder replacement can benefit you if you are suffering from long-standing rotator cuff degeneration that makes it difficult to lift your arm.

Reverse arthroplasty is necessary when degeneration is caused by a lack of a functioning rotator cuff over time.

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty differs from traditional shoulder replacements in that the "socket" of the shoulder is replaced with the "ball," and vice versa, allowing the intact muscles around the shoulder to lift the arm. In effect, this bypasses the non-functioning rotator cuff and relies on the deltoid muscle to lift the arm.

The surgeons at The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery of the Palm Beaches have advanced training in reverse shoulder replacements and are restoring functionality and mobility to patients not previously considered a candidate for shoulder replacement.

If you are suffering from severe shoulder pain and have been told that a shoulder replacement cannot be performed, turn to the experts at The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery. Schedule up a consultation today by calling (561) 798-6600 or request an appointment now.

Rotator Cuff Repair

The rotator cuff is a group of tendons that help the upper arm stay in place at the shoulder and allow you to lift your arm. Sudden shoulder movements, falls, or overuse can cause the rotator cuff to tear.

The decision on how to treat rotator cuff tears varies from person to person. Some rotator cuffs can be treated with nonsurgical methods. However, if surgery is necessary, feel confident that the skilled surgeons at The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery of the Palm Beaches have the expertise to perform advanced surgical techniques.

For rotator cuff repair, our orthopedic surgeons execute arthroscopic or other innovative procedures to ensure your smooth recovery and best outcome.

Call (561) 798-6600 for urgent care same-day appointments at The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery of the Palm Beaches or request an appointment online. We serve the residents of Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Belle Glade, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Jupiter, Florida.

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