Shoulder

The physicians of the Carrell Clinic™ provide the most advanced treatment for the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder conditions. Our orthopedic shoulder specialists combine physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitative sports medicine, and orthopedic surgery for our patients. The shoulder conditions seen by our physicians range from common problems such as impingement to complex reconstructions.

 

Shoulder Conditions

Biceps Tendonitis of the Shoulder

Bicipital tendonitis is the inflammation of the biceps tendon, the tissue that connects the biceps muscle in your upper arm to the bones in the shoulder joint, allowing you to bend and rotate your arm.

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Shoulder Joint Arthritis

The term arthritis means inflammation of a joint, and is associated with cartilage damage. Cartilage is a cushioned padding lining the bones that make up a joint in order to absorb stress during movement.

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Clavicle Fracture

Clavicle fracture or broken collarbone is a very common injury associated with contact sports such as football and martial arts, as well as impact sports such as motor racing.

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Shoulder Dislocation

The shoulder is made up of a ball and socket joint – the ball-shaped head of the upper arm bone (humerus) articulates in the socket of the glenoid cavity of the shoulder blade (scapula).

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a painful shoulder condition that limits movement and causes stiffness in the joint. It is also called adhesive capsulitis and may progress to the state where you may find it very hard to move your arm.

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Shoulder Impingement

Various supporting structures aid in the smooth movement of the shoulder joint. The joint is held together and stabilized by a group of tendons called the rotator cuff. A fluid-filled sac called a bursa.

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Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of tendons in the shoulder joint that cover and provide support to the shoulder joint, enabling wider range of motion. A tear in the rotator cuff is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain

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Glenoid Labrum Tear

The glenoid is a shallow cavity of the shoulder blade (scapula). The ball-shaped head of the upper arm bone (humerus), articulates with the glenoid to form the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder joint.

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Shoulder Treatment Options

Shoulder Joint Replacement

Shoulder joint replacement is a surgical procedure performed to replace a damaged shoulder joint with artificial implants. It is usually performed to relieve shoulder pain when the joint is severely damaged by osteoarthritis.

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