Surgical Options: Shoulder & Elbow Conditions
If non-surgical treatment methods have proven insufficient or ineffective in addressing your shoulder and elbow condition, surgery will typically be recommended. What are the surgical options that can treat damaged shoulders or elbows and restore healthy, symptom-free functioning?
Surgery is often needed for patients with severe, traumatic injuries or degenerative conditions that have advanced to a serious degree of damage. The particular surgical operation which is advised will depend largely upon the nature of your injury and associated symptoms.
Examples of commonly prescribed surgical treatments include reconstructive surgery for tendon, ligament, and rotator cuff tears, open reduction surgery for compound fractures, arthroscopic surgery for certain throwing injuries, and total joint replacement for patients of severe arthritis.