Shoulder Surgery at Dunham Orthopaedics
Feel shoulder pain and stiffness, limited mobility, or feel popping or grinding during everyday activities? Dunham Orthopaedics understands your desire for pain relief. Whether you suffer from a rotator cuff tear or shoulder dislocation, or maybe the pain in your shoulder has developed over time, Dr. Dunham has the training, expertise and experience to assess, diagnose and treat your injury or condition. Make an appointment today and Let Dr. Dunham create your personalized treatment plan.
An arthritic shoulder can affect your range of motion and ability to do everyday things. Osteoarthritis most often occurs in people who are over age 50. In younger people, osteoarthritis can result from an injury or trauma, such as a fractured or dislocated shoulder. Discover the ways Dr. Rory Dunham uses to treat and manage the condition.
Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common cause of shoulder pain. It occurs when there is impingement of tendons or bursa in the shoulder from bones of the shoulder. Over time, impingement can lead to inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons (tendinitis) and bursa (bursitis). If not treated appropriately, the rotator cuff tendons can start to thin and tear.
Labral tears are often caused by a direct injury to the shoulder, such as falling on an outstretched hand. The labrum can also become torn from the wear and tear of activity. An injured labrum can lead to shoulder instability. The extra motion of the humerus within the socket causes additional damage to the labrum. An extremely unstable shoulder may slip or dislocate. This can also cause the labrum to tear.
Rotator Cuff Injury
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens when you try to sleep on the involved side. Rotator cuff injuries occur most often in people who repeatedly perform overhead motions in their jobs or sports. Examples include painters, carpenters, and people who play baseball or tennis.