Shoulder Management

Shoulder Management

Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that surround the shoulder joint. Injuries to the tendons of these muscles are common and can cause disabling pain or loss of function. Our Surgeons at the Hollywood Orthopaedic Group are experienced in dealing with these problems and will help with the most appropriate treatment for you.

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Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement is one of the common causes of shoulder pain. Irritation of the rotator cuff tendons and the subacromial bursa can follow injury or be the result of bony narrowing on the tendon. Treatment can include physiotherapy, directed injections or arthroscopic surgery to remove impinging bone.

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Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical technique to allow visualisation of the shoulder joint and allows Surgeons to perform a variety of surgical procedures on the shoulder. The Surgeons at Hollywood Orthopaedic Group have subspecialty experience in the use of arthroscopy in the shoulder for numerous conditions.

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Frozen Shoulder

This is a painful condition of the shoulder which limits movement of the shoulder joint due to inflammation of the capsule of the joint. It is also called adhesive capsulitis. This condition normally resolves on its own accord, but can take a prolonged time. Our Surgeons can discuss options to help you manage this frustrating problem.

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Shoulder Instability

Shoulder instability is common after shoulder dislocations. This can mean problems with pain, inability to trust your shoulder or more dislocations. Our Surgeons will be able to discuss options to regain your shoulder’s stability as soon as possible after injury.

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Shoulder Joint Replacement

Shoulder joint replacements are used to relieve pain and improve function when all other options have failed. Total shoulder replacements are used for severe arthritis and reverse total shoulder replacements are used when there is arthritis and a rotator cuff tear. At Hollywood Orthopaedic Group, we have four Surgeons experienced in managing shoulder arthritis and shoulder joint replacement surgery.

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Shoulder Injuries

Injuries to the shoulder are common across all ages. This can cause fractures, rotator cuff tears and shoulder dislocations. We understand that these injuries can affect your ability to work and quality of life. Some require treatment quickly for the best possible outcome. Many of our Surgeons at the Hollywood Orthopaedic Group work at the major tertiary hospitals in the State and are experienced in the diagnosis and management of these shoulder injuries.

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