Shoulder and Elbow Medical Procedures
Non-surgical and surgical procedures designed to effectively treat your injury
Dealing with a serious shoulder or elbow injury? Not sure what your options are when it comes to medical care? Make sure you talk with an experienced, shoulder and elbow surgeon who can examine you and diagnose exactly what’s wrong. Make sure you make an appointment with Island Musculoskeletal Care (IMC Bone Doc). Many of our doctors have same day appointments available right now.
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained New York orthopedic surgeons have more than 100 years of combined medical experience. We know what to look for when it comes to elbow and shoulder injuries. We know which treatments can be the most effective. As your doctor, we will create a unique treatment plan that fits your specific medical needs.
Learn more about how our surgeons can help you with your shoulder or elbow injury. Schedule an appointment today at one of our seven offices in greater New York City or Long Island. Many of our doctors have immediate appointments available. Whenever possible, we will do our best to make sure you receive all your medical care at the same, convenient location.
What are common types of shoulder and elbow medical procedures?
There’s a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures designed to address a wide range of elbow or shoulder injuries. Some of the most common medical procedures we perform at IMC Bone Doc for shoulder or elbow injuries include:
- What are shoulder injections?
- What is partial shoulder replacement surgery?
- What is revision shoulder replacement surgery?
- What is shoulder arthroscopy surgery?
- What is elbow arthroscopy surgery?
- What is arthroscopic Bankart repair surgery?
- What is elbow tendon and ligament repair surgery?
- What is minimally invasive shoulder joint replacement surgery?
- What is shoulder joint replacement surgery?
- What is reverse shoulder replacement surgery?
- What is shoulder hydrodilatation?
- What is shoulder labrum reconstruction surgery?
- What is total elbow replacement surgery?
- What is elbow ligament reconstruction surgery?
- What is elbow contracture?
Not sure which medical procedure is right for your shoulder or elbow injury? Don’t worry. One of our doctors can examine you, diagnose what’s wrong and advise you on which surgical procedure makes the most sense for your specific medical condition. All of our offices are equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, including an MRI machine in each office. That way, we can run different medical tests and quickly find out if anything’s wrong.
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Learn more about how our New York orthopedic surgeons can help you with your elbow or shoulder injury. Contact us and schedule an appointment now. Many of our doctors have immediate appointments available at our seven, New York offices. If possible, we will do our best to provide all your medical care at one, convenient location.
Make your appointment online or call 1-888-BONE-DOC (266-3362). IMC Bone Doc accepts many forms of medical insurance and is an in network healthcare provider. As a result, your medical expenses may be fully covered by your health insurance. The same is true if you sustained your shoulder or elbow injury at work. You may not have to pay anything since your medical care may be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.
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Using ultrasound imaging in order to accurately locate the injured shoulder area, injecting pain medication into the shoulder can be an effective treatment for shoulder pain. This is especially true for people dealing with painful musculoskeletal conditions like bursitis and tendonitis in the shoulder.
Also known as shoulder hemiarthroplasty, partial shoulder replacement surgery involves replacing part of someone’s injured shoulder with artificial parts. These parts include prosthetic metal implants to replace the humerus bone in the upper part of the arm.
After partial or total shoulder replacement surgery, it is sometimes necessary to perform additional surgical procedures to make modifications to a surgically-repaired shoulder. Complications with the previous surgery are a common reason why doctors perform revision shoulder replacement surgery. These may include bone spurs, nerve damage or scar tissue, which causes pain and discomfort in the shoulder.
A minimally-invasive form of shoulder surgery, arthroscopic shoulder surgery involves small surgical instruments and a microscopic camera inserted into several, small incisions in the shoulder. Shoulder arthroscopy surgery is often less painful and has a shorter recovery time compared to traditional shoulder surgical procedures.
This minimally-invasive form of elbow surgery is sometimes referred to as keyhole surgery. Because the elbow is small, complex part of the body, elbow arthroscopy surgery can often be an effective way to repair or replace damaged cartilage, tendons and ligaments in the elbow.
The cartilage surrounding the shoulder socket is referred to as the labrum. A labrum tear is referred to as a Bankart tear. Surgically repairing a Bankart tear can be complicated since this part of the shoulder prevents the shoulder bones from dislocating. That’s why your doctor may recommend resting and immobilizing your shoulder if you tear your labrum. Your doctor will likely only know for sure what’s the best approach after taking an X-ray or MRI of your shoulder.
There are many different surgical procedures designed to repair damaged ligaments or tendons in the elbow. Some of the most common surgical procedures include tendon debridement (removing damaged tendon tissue, particularly due to tendinitis), tendon release (surgical procedure often involving removing scar tissue around tendon) and ligament reconstruction (rebuilding damaged ligaments in the elbow).
As the name suggests, minimally invasive shoulder joint replacement surgery is a less intrusive form of shoulder surgery. This procedure involves small incisions and a precise, multi-step process designed to shorten the recovery time and reduce the amount of pain after the surgical procedure.
In many cases, the most effective way to repair damage to the shoulder is to completely replace the shoulder with a high-grade, artificial parts. In particular, shoulder joint replacement surgery often involves replacing all or part of the humerus (upper arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade) with artificial prostheses.
Patients suffering from a rotator cuff tear and shoulder arthritis are often advised to undergo reverse shoulder replacement surgery. This form of shoulder surgery involves placing a plastic, artificial socket on top of the arm near the scapula, the technical name for the shallow, glenoid cavity in the shoulder blade. Patients who undergo reverse shoulder replacement surgery can expect the recovery time to often last at least 6 weeks.
An advanced medical procedure in which a needle is inserted into the shoulder and a mixture of steroids and anesthetic is injected into the affected area. Shoulder hydrodilatation can be an effective treatment for frozen shoulder, a painful type of inflammation that often affects the shoulder joint.
The labrum is the name for the layer of cartilage covering the shoulder socket. In certain cases, the labrum in the shoulder needs to be reconstructed to due to cartilage damage caused by labrum tears, overuse or simple wear and tear due to aging.
As the name suggests, total elbow replacement surgery (also sometimes referred to as total elbow arthroplasty) involves replacing the elbow joint with an artificial joint designed to provide smooth, pain-free movement in the elbow. Total elbow replacement surgery is often recommended for patients with severe elbow arthritis.
This surgical procedure involves rebuilding the tough, flexible tissue known as ligaments, which connect the elbow joint to the other bones that form the elbow. Ligaments which are often rebuilt include the annular ligament, radial collateral ligament and ulnar collateral ligament.
Sometimes referred to as stiff elbow, elbow contracture is a medical condition in which the range of motion for the elbow is limited and often reduced to less than 45 degrees. Physical therapy is often used to treat elbow contracture. Capsular release surgery may be necessary to correct this medical condition.