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  • Shoulder Arthroscopy Shoulder Arthroscopy

    Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedure performed for joint problems. Shoulder arthroscopy is performed using a pencil-sized instrument called an arthroscope.

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  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Joint Replacement

    Shoulder Joint Replacement  Shoulder Joint Replacement

    Total shoulder replacement surgery is performed to relieve symptoms of severe shoulder pain and disability due to arthritis. In this surgery, the damaged articulating parts of the shoulder joint are removed and replaced with artificial prostheses.

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  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement Reverse Shoulder Replacement

    Conventional surgical methods such as total shoulder joint replacement are not very effective in the treatment of rotator cuff arthropathy. Reverse total shoulder replacement is an advanced surgical technique specifically designed for rotator cuff tear arthropathy, a condition where you suffer from both shoulder arthritis and a rotator cuff tear.

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  • Revision Shoulder Replacement Revision Shoulder Replacement

    Total shoulder replacement usually has good results, but a revision surgery may occasionally be necessary due to persistent pain, infection, stiffness, weakness, instability, hardware loosening, malposition or fracture.

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  • GPS-guided Shoulder Replacement  GPS-guided Shoulder Replacement

    For a successful total shoulder replacement, accurate positioning of the implants is crucial to accomplish a good clinical outcome. Guided Personalized Surgery or GPS-guided shoulder replacement is an advanced technology developed to provide more accurate positioning of an implant.

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  • Ream and Run Shoulder Arthroplasty   Ream and Run Shoulder Arthroplasty

    Ream and run shoulder arthroplasty, also known as shoulder hemiarthroplasty with non-prosthetic glenoid arthroplasty, is a novel type of shoulder arthroplasty (replacement) procedure employed for the treatment of severe arthritis of the shoulder.

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  • Outpatient Shoulder Replacement Outpatient Shoulder Replacement

    Outpatient shoulder replacement is a surgery that does not require an overnight hospital stay. Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged or worn out articulating surfaces of the shoulder joint (surfaces of the humeral head and glenoid socket) are removed and replaced with artificial prostheses made of metal or plastic.

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  • Partial Shoulder Replacement Partial Shoulder Replacement

    Partial shoulder replacement, also called shoulder hemiarthroplasty, is a surgical procedure during which the upper bone in the arm (humerus) is replaced with a prosthetic metal implant, whereas the other half of the shoulder joint (glenoid or socket) is left intact.

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  • Computer Navigation for Shoulder Replacement Computer Navigation for Shoulder Replacement

    Computer navigated shoulder replacement is an image-guided, minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the damaged or worn out articulating surfaces of the shoulder joint are removed and replaced with artificial prostheses under the assistance of advanced computer technology to relieve pain and restore normal functioning of the shoulder joint.

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  • Shoulder Reconstruction Surgery

    Sternoclavicular Joint Reconstruction Sternoclavicular Joint Reconstruction

    Sternoclavicular joint reconstruction is a surgical procedure employed to repair and restore full function of a damaged sternoclavicular joint.

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  • Complex Shoulder Reconstruction Complex Shoulder Reconstruction

    Shoulder reconstruction is a surgical procedure performed in patients to alleviate shoulder instability, restoring its function and serving to prevent recurrent shoulder dislocations.

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  • Shoulder Labrum Reconstruction Shoulder Labrum Reconstruction

    Traumatic injury to the shoulder or overuse of the shoulder by excessive throwing or weightlifting can cause a labral tear. In addition, the aging process may weaken the labrum, leading to injury secondary to wear and tear.

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  • Bony Instability Reconstruction of the Shoulder Bony Instability Reconstruction of the Shoulder

    Bony instability reconstruction of the shoulder is a surgical procedure to treat shoulder instability by relocating a piece of bone with an attached tendon to the shoulder joint.

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  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Reconstruction Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Reconstruction

    The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is one of the joints present within your shoulder. It is formed between a bony projection at the top of the shoulder blade (acromion) and the outer end of the clavicle (collarbone).

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  • Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction (SCR) Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction (SCR)

    Superior Capsular Reconstruction is a surgical procedure to repair massive, irreparable rotator cuff tears. The surgery involves reconstruction of the superior capsule of the shoulder joint using an autograft (tissue from the same person) or an allograft (tissue from a donor).

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  • Other Common Shoulder Procedures

    Rotator Cuff Repair Rotator Cuff Repair

    Rotator cuff repair is a surgery to repair an injured or torn rotator cuff. It is usually performed arthroscopically on an outpatient basis. An arthroscope, a small, fiber-optic instrument consisting of a lens, light source, and video camera.

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  • Shoulder Stabilization Shoulder Stabilization

    Shoulder stabilization surgery is performed to improve stability and function to the shoulder joint and prevent recurrent dislocations. It can be performed arthroscopically, depending on your particular condition, with much smaller incisions.

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  • SLAP Repair SLAP Repair

    A SLAP repair is an arthroscopic shoulder procedure to treat a specific type of injury to the labrum called a SLAP tear.

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  • Same Day Shoulder Surgery Same Day Shoulder Surgery

    Same-day shoulder surgery is a procedure that does not require an overnight stay in the hospital. This is made possible with recent advances in technology that has allowed this procedure to be performed in a minimally invasive manner on an outpatient basis allowing patients to go home the same day of the surgery.

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  • Arthroscopic Frozen Shoulder Release Arthroscopic Frozen Shoulder Release

    An arthroscopic frozen shoulder release is a minimally-invasive shoulder surgery performed to relieve pain and restore normal function using a special instrument called an “arthroscope”.

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  • Capsular Release  Capsular Release

    A capsular release of the shoulder is surgery performed to release a tight and stiff shoulder capsule, a condition called frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis. The procedure is usually performed arthroscopically through keyhole-size incisions.

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  • Shoulder Surgery Shoulder Surgery

    Shoulder surgery is a surgical procedure for the treatment of a shoulder injury or shoulder condition. The procedure involves repairing a diseased, damaged, or degenerated shoulder joint in order to eliminate pain and restore normal shoulder function.

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  • Pectoralis Major Tears/Repairs  Pectoralis Major Tears/Repairs

    A tear in the pectoralis major muscle occurs when the tendon attaching the muscle to the upper arm bone is damaged as a result of trauma or injury. In the case of a rupture, operative treatment is employed for repairing the torn muscle in active and young patients irrespective of the chronicity of the injury.

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  • Revision Open Labral Repair (Revision Bankart)  Revision Open Labral Repair (Revision Bankart)

    Revision open labral repair, also known as a revision Bankart surgery, is an open surgery performed to stabilize the shoulder joint after an unsuccessful primary labral repair surgery that may have been done either arthroscopically or as open surgery.

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  • Subacromial Decompression  Subacromial Decompression

    Subacromial decompression is a surgical procedure performed for the treatment of a condition called shoulder impingement.

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  • Proximal Humerus Resection and Reconstruction  Proximal Humerus Resection and Reconstruction

    The proximal humerus is a common site for benign, primary malignant, or metastatic neoplasms. Resection of the proximal humerus becomes necessary for the control of primary and metastatic bone tumors.

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  • Periprosthetic Shoulder Fracture Fixation  Periprosthetic Shoulder Fracture Fixation

    A periprosthetic shoulder fracture is a fracture that occurs in the bone adjacent to a shoulder prosthesis.

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  • Revision Rotator Cuff Surgery  Revision Rotator Cuff Surgery

    Revision rotator cuff surgery is a procedure done to repair a re-tear in the rotator cuff after a failed initial rotator cuff surgery. The revision surgery is generally more complex, as it attempts to repair a rotator cuff that has been torn multiple times.

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  • Complex Fracture Repair of the Shoulder  Complex Fracture Repair of the Shoulder

    Complex fracture repair of the shoulder is a surgical procedure that involves the use of surgical plates and screws to repair a severe fracture of the bones that form the shoulder joint.

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  • Non-surgical Shoulder Treatments

    Viscosupplementation for Shoulder Arthritis  Viscosupplementation for Shoulder Arthritis

    Viscosupplementation is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the injection of a hyaluronic acid preparation into the shoulder to treat arthritis. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance which is present in the joint fluid that acts as a shock absorber and enhances lubrication.

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  • Ultrasound-Guided Shoulder Injections  Ultrasound-Guided Shoulder Injections

    An ultrasound is a common imaging technique that employs high-frequency sound waves to create images of organs and other internal structures of the body. These images provide valuable information about the underlying pathology of tissues and assists with diagnosis and planning the treatment of a condition.

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  • Intraarticular Shoulder Injection  Intraarticular Shoulder Injection

    The shoulder is prone to different kinds of injuries and inflammatory conditions. An intraarticular shoulder injection is a minimally invasive procedure to treat pain and improve shoulder movement.

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  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Shoulder And Elbow Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • San Bernardino County Medical Society
  • California Medical Association