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Orthopaedic Shoulder and Arm Procedures


Overviews of Shoulder and Arm Procedures

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
This procedure is used to inspect and reattach torn tendons in the shoulder's rotator cuff. The initial part of the surgery is performed arthroscopically. In some cases, open surgery may be needed to repair large tears.

Biceps Tenodesis
This minimally-invasive procedure is used to repair a rupture or partial tear of the biceps tendon, or to treat chronic tendinitis. In this procedure, the Long Head of Biceps (LHB) tendon is reattached to the top of the humerus, relieving pain and restoring stability and strength to the arm.

Diagnostic Arthroscopy
This outpatient procedure is a minimally-invasive surgical technique commonly used to identify problems in the shoulder joint. It is performed with the aid of a specialized camera called an arthroscope.

Distal Clavicle Excision (Resection)
This minimally-invasive procedure helps to relieve pain and loss of motion in the shoulder from arthritis or impingement. During the procedure the end of the clavicle closest to the acromion in the shoulder is removed to allow pain-free movement of the joint.

Shoulder Resurfacing
This surgery replaces the damaged or diseased part of the humerus head (also known as the ball) with a metal implant.

PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma Injection
This non-surgical therapy is an injection of a concentrated mixture of the patient's own blood. PRP injections have been shown to relieve acute and chronic pain and accelerate healing of injured tissues and joints.