The shoulder consists of a ball and socket joint surrounded by soft tissue such as muscles, ligaments and tendons. The soft tissue in the shoulder provides stability and control motion. The shoulder joint has three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone).
Many shoulder problems are caused by soft tissue problems in the shoulder. Using the shoulder too much without proper rest can cause the soft tissue injuries to worsen. For example athletes and those working in jobs requiring manual labor frequently experience shoulder pain and injuries. Some of the more common shoulder injuries include dislocations, separations, tendinitis, bursitis, torn rotator cuffs, frozen shoulder and fractures. Shoulder injuries can cause pain in one spot, in a larger area, or in some cases down the arm.
When you visit The Bone and Joint Surgery Clinic, you will receive personalized care and treatment from one of our orthopaedic specialists. We provide advanced diagnostic technologies and minimally invasive surgical procedures to reduce your recovery time.
Our Raleigh Surgeons Treat a Wide Range of Shoulder Conditions, Including:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder dislocations, separations and instability
- Impingement and bone spurs
- Arthritis of the AC joint (end of collarbone)
- Torn cartilage and labral tears
- Tendon instability and tears (such as the biceps)
- Frozen shoulder
- Little leaguer’s shoulder