Conditions & Treatments
When the shoulder is injured, it disrupts everything in our life. The orthopedic surgeons and doctors at Emory specialize in treating all shoulder injuries. Our physicians are nationally recognized leaders in their surgical field, helping to initiate and design new shoulder surgery techniques.
Many shoulder injuries happen while engaged in favorite sports activities – football, baseball, tennis, soccer, and more. Other injuries to the shoulder occur after years of wear and tear. The shoulder offers more motion than any other joint in the body, which gives it tremendous versatility. We throw with our shoulder, we swim, we hit tennis balls, we lift groceries, we drive, and we even put on our shirts all while using our shoulders.
Some of the shoulder conditions our orthopedic doctors treat include:
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is a minimally invasive technique for repairing a damaged rotator cuff.
Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization
Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization is a minimally invasive technique for repairing damaged ligaments in the shoulder.
Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty restores function in the impaired shoulder, which improves motion, stability, and strength by surgically replacing the impaired shoulder joint with prosthetic ball, stem, and socket components.
Dual-Row Rotator Cuff Repair
Dual-row rotator cuff repair is a shoulder surgery that provides optimal rotator cuff footprint restoration, more durable fixation strength, protects tendon and bone at the repair site interface, and leads to more consistent and dependable healing.
Dual-Row "Bridge" Technique - Rotator Cuff Repair
The rotator cuff "bridge" technique uses suture "bridges" to create an anatomically similar and more secure rotator cuff footprint, while establishing a more favorable climate for healing.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
PRP therapy utilizes platelets from the athletes' own blood to rebuild a damaged tendon.
Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
A solution for conditions previously considered untreatable, "reverse" shoulder arthroplasty allows the deltoid muscle to power the shoulder, by reversing the ball and socket configuration of the shoulder joint.
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