The shoulder is a complex joint that allows you to move your arms above, behind, to the side, and in front of your body. All of your arm-related movements are dependent on the shoulder joint, which has a ball-and-socket mechanism that promotes optimal flexibility. However, the shoulder joint’s flexibility also makes it susceptible to injuries and dislocation, which may necessitate surgical treatments. Brand Surgical Institute provides cutting-edge shoulder surgeries to restore optimal flexibility and range of motion.
How can shoulder surgery help you?
Rotator Cuff Surgery
The group of muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint is known as the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff’s job is to keep your upper arm bone firmly within the shoulder. The pain caused by a rotator cuff tear is usually described as a light to medium pain which starts deep in the shoulder. It can disturb you while you sleep, especially when lying on the problem shoulder.
Surgical and nonsurgical options are both available. Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff often involves the tendon having to be reattached to the head of the humerus (upper arm bone). A partial tear may need only a trimming or smoothing procedure called a debridement. The surgery takes less than 1 hour; patients go home the same day and are in a sling for two to four weeks.
Depending on the extent of the dislocated shoulder, surgery can be required to repair a torn labrum or tighten up stretched or torn ligaments or tendons. We use an arthroscopic technique, which allows for only a very minor incision, ensuring minimal damage to surrounding areas. After 6 weeks, you will have to go through about 3 to 6 months of physical therapy to help with regaining the muscle and restoring the range of motion.
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that leads to stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint, making it hard to move the shoulders. Steroid injections, also known as corticosteroids, are a good way to assist with pain relief and improve mobility in your shoulder. But if corticosteroids don’t work, the surgeon may use an arthroscopic technique to cut through tight portions of the joint capsule and remove the scar tissues, restoring the proper range of motion to your shoulders.
Impingement syndrome, also known as rotator cuff tendonitis, occurs when the tendons in the rotator cuffs are damaged because of constant compression during movements. When the tendons in the rotator cuff are trapped, you may experience severe pain. The surgeon performs a subacromial decompression, which involves removing the bursa from the region to create more space between the rotator cuff and the acromion. This procedure allows the rotator cuff to move freely without getting pinched.
Total Shoulder Replacement
Total shoulder replacement is meant for patients with severely damaged or injured shoulders, i.e., when the shoulder can’t be fixed, healed, or repaired. The surgeon makes strategic incisions, through which the damaged shoulder joint is removed and replaced with an artificial ball and socket made of metal and plastic. The artificial shoulder joint allows you to move your arms again. This procedure is suitable for complex shoulder fractures and arthritis.
Schedule a consultation for shoulder surgery in Glendale, CA
Brand Surgical Institute is the first outpatient surgery center specializing in shoulder surgeries in Glendale. Our team is led by surgical experts specializing in cutting-edge, minimally invasive surgery techniques, such as endoscopic and arthroscopic procedures. Instead of performing open shoulder surgeries, our surgeons usually perform minimally invasive surgeries through a small incision on the skin, which minimizes the recovery period. Please schedule an appointment to explore your shoulder surgery options in Glendale.