Shoulder Conditions and Surgical Options

“Surgical treatment may be an option for treating chronic shoulder pain or limited range of motion in shoulder”

Surgical treatment may be an option for treating chronic shoulder pain or a limited range of motion in the shoulder. This is applicable if you are experiencing chronic pain in your shoulder area or if your shoulder's range of motion is restricted. We offer a wide range of surgical options for the treatment of shoulder conditions at SJMC's Orthopaedics Department, including, but not limited to, the following operations:

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves inserting a small camera into the shoulder joint to diagnose and treat problems. It can be used to remove loose pieces of bone or cartilage, repair torn ligaments or tendons, or smooth rough surfaces.

Rotator Cuff Repair

A rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that help to move and stabilise the shoulder. A rotator cuff tear can cause pain and weakness in the shoulder. Rotator cuff repair surgery involves repairing the torn tendon or muscle and may involve reattaching it to the bone or using sutures to hold it in place.

Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder replacement surgery involves replacing the damaged parts of the shoulder joint with artificial implants. It may be recommended for people with severe shoulder osteoarthritis or other degenerative conditions that cause chronic pain and limited mobility.

Shoulder Fracture Fixation

Surgical treatment may be necessary to align the bones correctly and promote healing if you have a fractured shoulder. There are several techniques that may be used, including:

  • Closed reduction: It is used to reposition the bones into their correct alignment without making any incisions to reposition them.
  • Open reduction: The bone is repositioned by making an incision in the skin to accomplish this.
  • Plate and screw fixation: This procedure aims to hold the bones in place during the healing process by using metal plates and screws.

There are certain shoulder conditions that can be effectively treated with surgery. If you are experiencing a shoulder condition that is not responding to non-surgical treatment, we invite you to come to our hospital's Orthopaedic & Spine department to learn more about the surgical options available to you. Our team of experienced specialists and healthcare professionals will work with you to determine the best treatment plan that is right for you, based on your individual needs and preferences.