As the most flexible joint in your body, your shoulder is able to handle a lot of motion. It’s this flexibility that also makes the shoulder more prone to injury, either through regular daily use or excessive strain on the muscles and joints.
Shoulder pain, weakness, stiffness, or swelling may be the sign of a larger problem. If these issues are not addressed in a timely manner, they will likely worsen. While certain injuries and causes of pain can be treated with noninvasive methods, other cases might require surgical intervention. The shoulder surgeons at Chatham Orthopaedic Associates have the specialized knowledge and expertise to handle your condition safely and effectively.
Shoulder Surgery Candidates
If you experience any of the following, you may be a candidate for shoulder surgery:
- Collarbone Fracture
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Shoulder Instability
- Shoulder Separations
- Dislocated Shoulder
There isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to shoulder surgery. When you set up an initial consultation with our shoulder specialists, they will evaluate your condition, and depending on the specific issue, your medical history, and other factors, you’ll be recommended one of the following procedures:
- Acromioclavicular Joint Repair
- Shoulder Arthroscopy with Labral Repair & Rotator Cuff Repair
- Biceps Tendon Surgery
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Shoulder Replacement
The team at Chatham Orthopaedic Associates performs shoulder surgeries in our state-of-the-art orthopaedic facilities, ensuring patient comfort from start to finish. Following surgery, you’ll need to set aside time for recovery, which can be anywhere from several weeks to several months. Physical therapy may also be included in your recovery plan. Our staff and pain management specialists will determine the right recovery process for you, guiding you each step of the way.
If you’d like to learn more about our shoulder surgeons or want to set up an appointment, contact us today. We have several convenient locations throughout the area, including Savannah, Rincon, Richmond Hill, and Pooler.