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Orthopedic and Spine

Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder surgery is a treatment option for chronic pain and complications from a shoulder injury or condition.

Types of shoulder surgery

  • Shoulder arthroscopy: This minimally invasive procedure treats shoulder problems. Surgeons use a small, tube-shaped instrument inserted into the shoulder to look inside a joint and make repairs to the damaged shoulder joint, ligaments, tendons, muscles, cartilage and tissue.

  • Total shoulder replacement: Total shoulder replacement surgery replaces the shoulder joint with a metal ball attached to a stem and a plastic socket. Learn more about shoulder replacement surgery at Tanner by viewing our Total Shoulder Replacement Care Patient Handbook.

  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement: In a reverse shoulder replacement, the socket and the metal ball mentioned above are switched, where the surgeon attaches the ball to the shoulder bone and the socket to the upper arm bone. This procedure is generally used for people who have an irreparable rotator cuff, cuff arthropathy or have had a previous shoulder replacement that failed.

  • Interscalene nerve block: Interscalene nerve blocks involve an injection into the scalene muscles in the neck. They block nerves from sending pain signals to the brain.

Reasons for shoulder pain

There are a number of possible causes of shoulder pain. Some of the most common shoulder issues include:

Ortho shoulder pain

Orthopedic shoulder care at Tanner

Our orthopedic surgical team specializes in the treatment of:

  • Degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fractures, dislocations and subluxations
  • Impingement syndromes of the shoulder
  • Instability of the shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Soft tissue sprains, strains and contusions
  • Total shoulder replacement

Tanner Ortho and Spine Center provides shoulder pain treatments, including conservative options like physical therapy. An orthopedic specialist at Tanner can help determine the best treatment options for you.

Make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist.

Ortho rotator cuff

Rotator Cuff Surgery

Learn how surgery is used to repair rotator cuffs.

Ortho shoulder anatomy

Shoulder Anatomy

Learn more about the muscles, joints and ligaments that make up the shoulder.

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