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Our Shoulder Care

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the human body. With flexibility comes instability and susceptibility to injury. The shoulder allows you to rotate your arm in many positions in front, above, to the side, and behind your body. Depending on the nature of the problem, many methods of treatment can be recommended to minimize symptoms. Early diagnosis and treatment of shoulder problems can make a significant difference the chances of full recovery.

Labral Repair Surgery

The shoulder is basically a socket and ball joint that is surrounded by a large ring of soft tissue called the labrum. In simpler terms, think of the shoulder’s labrum like a lip that is around the socket of the shoulder joint. The labrum is critical because it keeps the ball of the shoulder in place. Its purpose is to guide the movement of the shoulder joint and help make the shallow socket deeper to ensure movement is more sustainable.

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Shoulder Decompression

Patients experiencing shoulder pain could have a bone spur creating pressure in the shoulder. Shoulder pain can be caused by a condition called shoulder impingement. Bone spurs can create excessive pressure on the soft tissues in the shoulder. Certain types of movement in the shoulder increases shoulder pain and pressure. Decompression surgery can relieve shoulder pain symptoms by expanding the available space for soft tissue by removing bone spurs.

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Rotator Cuff Surgery

The rotator cuff is comprised of muscles and tendons that gather around the shoulder joint to form a cuff. Theses muscles and tendons help the joint to move and keep it in place. Surgery is typically necessary to repair a rotator cuff in the shoulder.

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Total Shoulder Replacement

Total shoulder replacement, also known as total shoulder arthroplasty, refers to a surgical procedure in which damaged shoulder joint bones are removed and replaced with artificial joint prostheses.

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Biceps Tenodesis of the Shoulder

Biceps Tenodesis of the shoulder is a specific kind of surgery that repairs a tear in the tendon connecting your biceps to your shoulder. It might be performed by itself or as part of a larger shoulder surgery procedure.

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Shoulder Arthroscopy

In shoulder arthroscopy, the surgeon inserts an arthroscope, which has a camera and light, inside the shoulder joint. The camera displays the pictures on a screen which are used by the surgeon to guide and manipulate miniature surgical instruments inside the joint.

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Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, also known as Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (RTSA), the placement of the metal ball and the plastic cup is switched. The metal ball is attached to the shoulder bone, and the plastic cup is fixed to the upper arm bone.

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Orthopedic Specialists

Jeffrey Hessing, MD, Timothy Doerr, MD and Ryan Applonie, DO have a passion for helping others. They have a combined 50+ years of orthopedic excellence dedicated to the people of the Boise area. All of our surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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