At one time or another, just about everyone’s shoulder gets hurt. Work, play, accidents and chronic conditions take their toll. In fact, thousands of Americans get injured daily, and about 7 million of us see the doctor every year for shoulder problems. Many patients are professional and amateur athletes – swimmers, weightlifters, pitchers. Others are housewives, painters, cleaners and backyard gardeners.
Shoulder damage takes many forms. Fractures are common. So are dislocations when bones on either side of a joint get out of alignment. Tears of ligaments, tendons and muscle happen too.
Treatment varies. In many cases, rest and healing followed by exercise are all that’s needed. Other times, surgery can fix a problem. Regardless of the problems, physicians often immobilize the injured area and recommend rehabilitation.
At Bon Secours Orthopaedic Institute, we help people with shoulder injuries everyday. We’ve been doing so for a long time. All that experience means that we can help you with whatever bothers you from simple aches and pains to fractures and sprains. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to replace joints and to perform operations using minimally-invasive techniques.