Procedures

  • Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis

    This procedure is used to implant antibiotic-impregnated beads of calcium sulfate or calcium phosphate into infected bone. The beads deliver medication directly to the source of the infection. This is important, because infected bone often has a poor blood supply, and oral antibiotics may not be able to reach the infection through the bloodstream.

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  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair

    This arthroscopic procedure is used to repair a detached labrum. The labrum is a thick band of cartilage attached to the glenoid. It lines the shoulder socket and helps keep the ball of the humerus in place.

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  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

    This surgical procedure is used to inspect and reattach torn tendons in the shoulder’s rotator cuff. The initial part of the surgery is performed arthroscopically through small tubes. In some cases, open surgery may be needed to repair large tears.

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  • Biceps Tenodesis

    This minimally-invasive surgical procedure is used to repair a rupture or partial tear of the biceps tendon in the shoulder, or to treat chronic tendinitis. In this procedure, the Long Head of Biceps (LHB) tendon is reattached to the top of the humerus, relieving pain, discomfort and restoring stability and strength to the arm.

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  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

    CT scans, sometimes called CAT scans, are specialized x-rays used to diagnose and treat certain medical conditions. CT scans are most commonly used to study the chest, brain, abdomen and pelvis. They are helpful in diagnosing cancers, vascular diseases and bone injuries.

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  • Distal Clavicle Excision (Resection Arthroscopic Technique)

    During this minimally-invasive procedure, the surgeon removes the end of the clavicle at the acromioclavicular joint in the shoulder. Removing this portion of bone will decompress the joint. It will help relieve the pain and loss of motion caused by arthritis or impingement. This procedure is performed with a small camera, called an arthroscope, and […]

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  • Glenohumeral Debridement

    This minimally-invasive procedure is used to remove tissue in the shoulder joint that has been damaged from arthritis, overuse or injury. The physician uses a small camera, called an arthroscope, which is inserted into the shoulder joint.

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  • Joint Injection (Therapeutic Shoulder)

    This outpatient injection procedure relieves pain in the shoulder and arm caused by arthritis, injury or disorder.

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  • Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair

    This surgical procedure is used to inspect and reattach torn tendons in the shoulder’s rotator cuff. The initial part of the surgery is performed arthroscopically through small tubes. An open incision may be needed if the damage is severe. Arthroscope Inserted into the Shoulder The orthopedic surgeon inserts a small video camera called an arthroscope […]

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  • ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture

    This surgical procedure repairs a break in the proximal end of the humerus. ORIF stands for Open Reduction Internal Fixation. During this procedure, an incision will be made and a metal plate will be attached to the humerus to hold the bone in place while it heals.

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  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Overview

    This non-surgical therapy is an injection of a concentrated mixture of the patient’s own blood. PRP injections have been shown to relieve acute and chronic pain and accelerate healing of injured tissues and joints.

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  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

    This surgery removes the damaged or diseased ball end of the humerus bone and replaces it with an artificial joint that completely reverses the structure of the shoulder. Entering the Joint The surgeon makes a small incision into the shoulder and frees the head of the humerus bone from the socket. (The shoulder joint is […]

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  • Rotator Cuff Repair (Mini-Open Supraspinatus Tendon-to-Bone Insertion)

    This surgical procedure is used to repair a torn supraspinatus tendon, one of the tendons that forms the rotator cuff of the shoulder. During this procedure, the tendon is reattached firmly to the head of the humerus.

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  • Shoulder Impingement Surgery

    This outpatient procedure relieves pain by decompressing the tight space around the rotator tendon of the shoulder joint. The surgeon removes the bursa and trims back the acromion bone to allow for normal pain-free motion. In most cases, this procedure is performed arthroscopically.

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  • SLAP Repair

    This arthroscopic procedure is performed to repair a tear of the biceps tendon at the point where it connects to the labrum, a ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder socket. A tear at this point is called a SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior) tear. SLAP repair is performed under general and regional anesthesia, and patients […]

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  • Subacromial Injection

    During this procedure, a mixture of anesthesia and anti-inflammatory medication is injected into the space between the acromion and the head of the humerus bone. This injection can be used to treat a variety of painful conditions, including adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff tendinosis, and impingement syndrome. The physician may choose an injection site on the […]

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  • Total Shoulder Replacement

    This surgery replaces the damaged or diseased head of the humerus (also called the ball) and cartilage from the shoulder joint with a metal and plastic joint. Humerus Head Removed First, the surgeon removes the head of the humerus bone. Glenoid Reshaped The surgeon then smoothes and reshapes the shoulder socket (the glenoid). Plastic Component […]

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  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection for Shoulder Pain

    This non-operative, outpatient procedure is designed to provide relief for patients with pain in the shoulder from conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and adhesive capsulitis. The technique allows the physician to inject an inflammation-reducing steroid with maximum accuracy.

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