This month, I delivered academic presentations to help new shoulder specialists increase their understanding of the nuance of their chosen specialty. Often, the most challenging part of surgery is identifying the best procedure to address a patient’s needs, the experience we develop on a daily basis helps us to troubleshoot potential complications for our patients.
When you live with shoulder pain, you have a wide range of treatment options to choose from ranging from physical therapy to shoulder replacement surgery. At Austin Shoulder Institute, Benjamin Szerlip, DO, and Robert Graham, MD, offer state-of-the-art shoulder replacement surgeries including the SIMPLICITI™ Shoulder System.
The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in your body. It includes the upper arm bone (humerus), the scapula (shoulder blade), and clavicle (collar bone.) A fracture of the shoulder refers to a broken bone in any of these three areas.
Sports medicine helps competitive athletes and weekend warriors get into optimal condition, avoid injury, and restore function if a problem develops. Read on to learn when you should seek sports medicine support.
Knee pain that interferes with your daily life and isn’t resolved with conservative treatments may require knee replacement surgery. Understand what this procedure entails so you can go into the operating room with confidence.
A fractured shoulder is a serious injury, but despite the pain, you may not know that you have a fracture. These six indicators suggest a possible shoulder fracture that requires immediate medical attention.
If you’re about to undergo arthroscopy for your shoulder, you may wonder how it differs from conventional surgery. Read on to learn the benefits of arthroscopy for evaluation, diagnosis, and repair of shoulder joint problems.
Joint replacement surgery can successfully relieve pain and restore function, even in the complex area of the shoulder. Read on to learn when you might need this invasive, but effective surgery.
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from the expertise of a sports medicine specialist. A doctor who specializes in sports medicine helps athletes and weekend warriors alike boost performance and heal from injury.
When your hip chronically aches or you’ve lost shoulder mobility, you may be ready to consider joint replacement surgery. If surgery sounds better than the pain you have, keep reading to learn important facts you should know about joint replacement.
The shoulder is incredibly mobile, which means it has the potential to slip out of its socket and cause pain and dysfunction. Shoulder instability can be a one-time event or become chronic. Read on to learn how it’s treated.
Great advancements in surgical techniques allow many shoulder conditions to be healed with minimally invasive surgery. Find out if you’re a candidate for this procedure, which quickens healing time and reduces the chance of infection.
Being sidelined with a shoulder injury can be frustrating, but returning too early to the game can seriously interfere with optimal recovery. When it’s time to return to your sport, be smart and do so gradually.
An injury is the last thing you want when you’re working out with weights to get stronger and leaner. Follow these smart strategies so you don’t end up injured from lifting weights.
The pain and stiffness in your shoulder doesn’t necessarily mean you need surgery. If you’re experiencing the symptoms associated with frozen shoulder, physical therapy might be the solution to all of your problems.
It’s easy to understand why the surgical procedure itself is vital to successful shoulder replacement. But, along with choosing a qualified surgeon, the recovery and rehabilitation periods are as important as the procedure.
The prospect of surgery can be anxiety-inducing, but knowing what to expect can help. Read this helpful article for some suggestions on what to do before you have rotator cuff surgery.
Think you’re all prepared for your arthroscopic shoulder surgery? Well, maybe you do know everything you need to know about the day of your surgery, and that’s great! But have you thought about what comes after?
Having any type of surgery can be a scary proposition for people, and arthroscopic shoulder surgery is no different. You know you’ll have to spend some time recovering in the hospital and at home and then have physical therapy.
Dr. Robert Graham of Austin Shoulder Institute changing the way surgeons treat patients with complex shoulder problems.
Learn the various options for shoulder replacement.
The latest information on rotator cuff injuries and common treatment options.