Shoulder Surgery Specialist

Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder Surgery services offered in Union City and Dyersburg, TN

Surgery can repair torn connective tissues, stabilize your shoulder, or even replace the entire joint. If you want to learn how shoulder surgery could help you, contact the Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine team at their Union City or Dyersburg office in Tennessee. Michael Calfee, MD, and Paxton Sisson, PA-C, have extensive experience performing a variety of surgeries, using techniques that reduce pain and promote faster healing. To find out how you could benefit from expert shoulder surgery, call or book an appointment online today.

Shoulder Surgery Q&A

Why would I require shoulder surgery?

You might benefit from shoulder surgery if you have a condition that can’t heal without surgical intervention or isn’t responding to other treatments.

The large, complex shoulder joint is in almost constant use throughout the day. Shoulders are also subject to significant extra strain if you play sports or do a lot of overhead work.

Loss of joint function and pain in the shoulder requires prompt attention. Many patients improve considerably with conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, medication, and joint injections. However, they don’t work for all shoulder problems.

What conditions can shoulder surgery treat?

The Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine team performs shoulder surgery for acute and overuse injuries and degenerative conditions like arthritis. Some of the problems they often treat with shoulder surgery include:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Labral and SLAP (superior labrum from anterior to posterior) tears
  • Bankart lesions
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Synovitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Shoulder instability
  • Calcific tendinitis
  • Shoulder separation
  • Fractures and dislocations

The Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine team performs a thorough exam and reviews your diagnostic imaging results before recommending shoulder surgery.

What shoulder surgery might I need?

The skilled surgeons at Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine have considerable expertise in carrying out a comprehensive range of advanced shoulder surgeries. Examples include:

  • Subacromial decompression
  • Distal clavicle excision
  • Debridement
  • Capsular release
  • Joint instability surgery
  • Tendon transfers
  • Nerve decompression
  • Total shoulder resurfacing
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Superior capsular reconstruction
  • Biceps tenodesis and tenotomy
  • Pectoralis tendon repair
  • AC joint (shoulder) reconstruction
  • Cartilage repair and transplant

If the damaged shoulder isn’t repairable, you might need shoulder replacement surgery.

What does shoulder replacement surgery involve?

Shoulder replacement might be necessary if you have such a severe injury that it’s not possible to repair the joint. But more often, shoulder replacement is a solution for advanced arthritis.

Your surgeon removes the damaged portions of the bones in your joint, then implants artificial components. With total shoulder replacement, your surgeon replaces the ball at the top of your arm bone (the humeral head) and the socket (glenoid) in your shoulder blade.

You might only need a partial shoulder replacement if the glenoid is healthy enough to keep. If you have shoulder instability, where the joint is weak and prone to dislocating, you might benefit from a reverse total shoulder replacement. Your surgeon fits the new humeral head in your shoulder blade and the socket on your arm bone, stabilizing the new joint.

To find out which shoulder surgery option can resolve your pain, call Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine today or book an appointment online.