Orthopaedic Shoulder Specialist
An Orthopedic surgeon is a specialist who uses surgical or non surgical means to treat different musculoskeletal issues. Musculoskeletal issues include any injury or condition affecting the bones, muscles, joints or ligaments. Orthopaedic surgeons often specialise in a particular area of the body and therefore Orthopaedic Shoulder Specialists are a good choice when seeking advice or treatment for shoulder issues.
How can a Shoulder Specialist Help?
An Orthopaedic Shoulder Specialist will normally use various means to diagnose an issue. They will look at such things as medical history, medical imaging (such as x-rays or MRI’s), physical examinations, and diagnostic tests. Common shoulder issues that they work with include:
- Dislocated shoulder
- SLAP tear
- Separated shoulder
- Frozen shoulder
- sternoclavicular separation
- Shoulder arthritis
- Rotator cuff issues
- Wear and tear in the AC (acromioclavicular) joint
As far as rotator cuff issues are concerned the most prominent ones are tendinitis, impingement syndrome, bursitis, and rotator cuff tear.
People often think shoulder pain will go away given enough time. This leads to a delay in seeking advice or treatment and can be a big obstacle to resolving a painful condition.
Shoulder issues can affect anyone, regardless of age or levels of physical activity. Orthopaedic Shoulder Specialists can advise on a number of treatments, from simple conservative measures to surgery. An Orthopaedic shoulder Specialist will have a wide knowledge base regarding possible treatment options and what is best suited to your particular case.