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Shoulder

Injuries & Conditions

Shoulder Injury Overview

Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities. 

About Shoulder Pain.

Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems. In athletes, shoulder problems can develop slowly through repetitive, intensive training routines.

Some people will have a tendency to ignore the pain which only aggravates the condition, and may possibly cause more problems. People also may underestimate the extent of their injury because steady pain, weakness in the arm, or limitation of joint motion will become almost second nature to them.

Common Conditions & Injuries.

Rotator Cuff Injuries

A rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among adults. A fall or traumatic injury may cause a rotator cuff tear as well as deterioration of the tendons over time. A torn rotator cuff will weaken your shoulder. This results in pain for many everyday activities, such as brushing your hair or getting dressed.

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UCL Repair

A UCL repair or Tommy John Surgery treats a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). The procedure is well known because it has been performed on many famous throwing athletes. Sano Orthopedics elbow specialists use the most effective surgical techniques and instruments to perform the procedure. Sano patients recover quickly and return to competition stronger than ever.

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Biceps Tendonitis

The biceps is a large muscle that helps move the arm and forearm. The biceps tendons originate on the shoulder and insert on the elbow. Biceps tendonitis is inflammation of the biceps tendons on the shoulder and is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Because symptoms occur on the shoulder, biceps tendonitis can be easily mistaken for a shoulder injury. An important part of the diagnostic process is having a Sano Orthopedics specialist’s review the injury history.

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Shoulder Joint Replacement

A shoulder joint replacement treats an arthritic shoulder joint. The procedure is usually recommended to treat severe shoulder arthritis that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment options, such as anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, physical activity, and lifestyle modifications. Patients who suffer from shoulder arthritis are encouraged to make an appointment with a Sano Orthopedics shoulder specialist to find out if shoulder joint replacement is an appropriate treatment option.

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Shoulder Sprains & Fractures

The major differentiation for a fracture in comparison to all of the aforementioned injuries is that a fracture signifies a break in the bone. Although typically very small, these fractures can result in a large amount of pain and potential complications.

There are several different types of fractures that a person can have, such as:

  • An oblique fracture
  • A stable fracture
  • A compound fracture
  • A comminuted fracture
  • A transverse fracture

It is important to seek professional treatment for a fracture in order to set the bone properly before it begins to heal. A bone that has healed in an abnormal way will almost certainly cause long term pain and discomfort for the patient.

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Why Choose SANO?

We know that surgery isn’t always necessary, and is certainly not the first or only method of treatment. Our goal is to relieve pain and help restore the proper function and alignment of the shoulder with a treatment plan that fits your need. Our qualified team takes their extensive training and fellowship and puts it to use developing a unique treatment plan for you. Not to mention, our physicians have been leading research in the United States for ligament injuries, so you can be confident in the approach our team takes in returning you to your active lifestyle.

Dr. Matthew Daggett

Dr. Matt Daggett is a board-certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder repair and reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, instability, labral repair and overhead athlete (baseball, softball, volleyball) shoulder injuries.

 

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Dr. Kevin Witte

Dr. Kevin Witte is a board-certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing shoulder repair and reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, instability, labral repair and overhead athlete (baseball, softball, volleyball) shoulder injuries.

 

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Dr. Adnan Saithna

Dr. Adnan Saithna is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder repair and reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, instability, labral repair and overhead athlete (baseball, softball, volleyball) shoulder injuries.

 

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I will be recommending Dr. Witte to anyone looking for and Orthopedic Surgeon. His professionalism and bed side manner is exceptional. He is compassionate, down to earth, experienced and very competent. Dr. Kevin Witte is simply amazing!

D. F.

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