Shoulder injuries and procedures
The shoulder joint, also called the Glenohumeral joint, is the most mobile of all joints in the body. A ball-and-socket joint, there are numerous components within the shoulder that allow for mobility. Because it is the most mobile, it is also the most unstable joint in the body. This makes it easy to injure.
Shoulder injuries can be painful, limit movement and restrict your ability to perform simple, daily tasks. If you have a shoulder injury or are experiencing shoulder joint pain, you should see an orthopaedic specialist right away.
This procedure has become the mainstay of shoulder surgery outside of shoulder replacement surgeries. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that involves small incisions and the use of a camera to view and treat injuries.
Technological advances and surgical procedures pioneered by our surgeons have greatly expanded the types of shoulder surgeries that can now be done arthroscopically.
As its name suggests, this surgery is used to correct an unstable shoulder joint. A number of different injuries or conditions can result in an unstable shoulder joint.
Procedures to address instability issues i the shoulder joint are done arthroscopically. The procedure is typically performed as an outpatient procedure and requires roughly eight to twelve weeks of postoperative physical therapy.
Bankhart Lesion Repair
This procedure is used to treat a dislocated shoulder. A dislocated shoulder occurs when the upper arm bone (humerus) is forced from the shoulder blade (glenoid fossa) socket.
Bankhart Lesion Repair is a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure. Like most shoulder surgeries, we recommend having progressive physical therapy for a few weeks afterwards.
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
This minimally invasive, arthroscopic procedure restores a patient's rotator cuff. The term "rotator cuff" describes a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint.
A tear in the rotator cuff, even a full tear that separates the tendon from the shoulder bone, can be repaired arthroscopically, without any large incisions.
We recommend physical therapy for our patients to build strength and recover full motion of the shoulder.
Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery Procedure (Arthroplasty)
Shoulder replacement surgery spares much of the surrounding muscle from additional trauma.
A new shoulder joint is made by placing a metal ball with a stem onto the shoulder. The humerus is then reattached to the new ball joint. This technique allows for better mobility and function upon recovery.
We perform Total Shoulder Replacement as an outpatient procedure, letting our patients return home soon after surgery.
Alexander Orthopaedic Associates is the only orthopedic surgeon’s office in the Tampa Bay area to offer the outpatient joint replacement.
Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement (Arthroplasty)
Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty is for patients with a deficient rotator cuff. This procedure can be performed as an inpatient or outpatient surgery and is treated with a reverse arthroplasty to the shoulder.