Why might I need shoulder surgery?

iStock 1187064897 1 Your shoulders allow you to function each and every day. It isn’t until there is a problem with the shoulder that many patients realize how integral this area of the body can be when it comes to enjoying many different activities. Shoulder pain may be caused by a variety of temporary and long-term problems, and with a proper diagnosis, many patients can find relief. At Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center, we can evaluate a patient to determine the source of their discomfort and discuss possible treatments. It is best to start with more conservative treatment options such as rest, icing, and physical therapy, but in some situations, surgical intervention may be required.

Why might I need shoulder surgery?

The orthopedic professionals at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center often find that surgery is needed if conservative methods of treatment fail to provide results for the patients. Patients might experience disruption in their day-to-day activities due to the discomfort they experience. Some of the reasons why a patient should consider shoulder surgery include the treatment of:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Impingement of the shoulder
  • Shoulder muscle injury
  • Degenerative shoulder bone (arthritis)
  • Fractures
  • Shoulder replacement

How do I know if surgery is right for me?

Evaluating the shoulder and getting a proper diagnosis is the first step in finding out what treatment is best. Shoulder surgery is often a last resort and may be discussed as an option during the initial stage of diagnosis. Patients are urged to try alternative options before considering surgery, as it can be invasive. Fortunately, our team offers shoulder arthroscopy, which is a less invasive way of addressing shoulder surgery than traditional methods and techniques.

Do you believe shoulder surgery can help you?

Get a proper diagnosis of your condition and seek effective treatment with the help of our team at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center. Our doctors are equipped with the surgical expertise to discuss possible options for treatment of your condition, including arthroscopic alternatives for a less invasive experience. Call (928) 537-4375 to request a consultation visit and initial evaluation to discuss solutions for your pain and discomfort. 

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