Shoulder Surgery

Patient-Focused, Innovative Shoulder Surgery Options

Conditions and disorders affecting the shoulder can cause tremendous pain, limit ability to handle daily tasks and enjoy the activities you love, and reduce your overall quality of life. By placing your trust in an award-winning orthopedic hospital recognized for its clinical excellence, top-rated surgeons, and focus on positive patient outcomes, you can benefit from the innovative surgical options and expertise needed to get back your active lifestyle.

Hoag Orthopedic Institute has been recognized among the nation’s top Orthopedic Hospitalsby U.S. News & World Report. By providing patients with state-of-the-art facilities, caring and compassionate orthopedic surgeons, and a team of specialists focused exclusively on orthopedic health, we are able to offer a range of treatment options for shoulder surgery.

Types of Shoulder Surgery

The Hoag Orthopedic Institute team gives patients with shoulder pain and conditions the opportunity to once again live and work in a fuller capacity. This is achieved through innovative surgical approaches, minimally invasive surgery, and the expertise of orthopedic surgeons who are among the top in their fields.

Depending on your condition, medical history, and other unique factors, there may be options when it comes to the type of shoulder surgery most appropriate for you. These may include:

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy – Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique that can be used as both a diagnostic tool and surgical approach. It involves the use of a small camera (arthroscope) inserted into small incisions around the shoulder. Images from the arthroscope allows surgeons to guide tiny surgical instruments as they repair various parts of the joint. Because incisions and surgical tools used in arthroscopy are much smaller than those needed to perform traditional open shouldersurgery, patients commonly experience faster recoveries and less pain. Shoulder arthroscopy can be used to treat a range of conditions that do not respond to non-surgical care, and are commonly used in procedures for rotator cuff injuries, bursitis, ligament repair, recurrent shoulder dislocation, bone spur removal, labrum surgery, removal of inflamed tissue or loose cartilage, and more.
  • Shoulder Replacement – In some cases, severe shoulder conditions or injuries may require replacement of the shoulder. This can involve one of several procedures, including resurfacing hemiarthroplasty, in which the cap of the ball joint is replaced with a prosthesis and remaining bone preserved, or stemmed hemiarthroplasty, in which only the ball of the shoulder joint is replaced with a metal ball and stem. It may also involve total should replacement involving the entire ball and socket shoulder joint being replaced, or reverse total shoulder replacement, where the shoulder joint is replaced, but the positions of the ball and socket are switched.

Get Back to You and a More Active Lifestyle with Hoag Orthopedic Institute

Our goal at Hoag Orthopedic Institute is to help you return to an active life, diminish your shoulder pain, increase your joint function, and get you back to your independence. We are at the forefront of utilizing minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder surgery, which provides a faster recovery, less pain and improved mobility. With regard to shoulder replacement surgeries, our experience ranks us at the top.

The Hoag Orthopedic Institute team is committed to providing a higher standard of care, and it shows in the outcomes our patients enjoy. Learn more about shoulder surgery and our services by calling (855) 999-4641 or browse our physician directory to find a shoulder surgeon today.