Category Archives: Procedures

ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture

ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture Overview This surgical procedure repairs a break in the proximal end of the humerus. ORIF stands for Open Reduction Internal Fixation. During this procedure, an incision will be made and a metal plate will be attached to the humerus to hold the bone in place while it heals. Preparation […]

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Overview During this procedure, the surgeon replaces a damaged shoulder joint with artificial components that reverse the structure of the shoulder. This procedure is most often used for patients who have had a failed total shoulder replacement. It is also helpful for patients who have had a complete tear of the […]

Shoulder Resurfacing

Shoulder Resurfacing Overview This surgery replaces the damaged or diseased part of the humerus head (also known as the ball) with a metal implant. Humerus Reshaped After the humerus head is separated from the shoulder, the damaged area is removed. The head is reshaped to fit the humerus implant. Implant Attached The implant is attached […]

SLAP Repair

SLAP Repair Overview This arthroscopic procedure is performed to repair a tear of the biceps tendon at the point where it connects to the labrum, a ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder socket. A tear at this point is called a SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior) tear. SLAP repair is performed under general and regional […]

Soft Tissue Injection: Shoulder

Soft Tissue Injection: Shoulder Overview This outpatient injection procedure relieves pain in the shoulder caused by bursitis, or inflammation of the bursa. A bursa is a small, fluid-filled sac that reduces friction between bone and muscles or tendons. Bursae are found near joints throughout the body. Preparation The patient lies down, and the shoulder is […]

Subacromial Injection

Subacromial Injection Overview This injection goes into your shoulder. It can help reduce your shoulder pain. We use it to treat many conditions. It’s used for adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff tendinosis and impingement syndrome. Injection To start, you sit and expose your shoulder. Your skin is cleaned and numbed. The physician guides a needle under […]

Biceps Tenodesis

Biceps Tenodesis Overview This surgery repairs a biceps tendon in your shoulder. It fixes a tendon that is partially torn, or completely torn, from the bone. Preparation To start, you are given medicine to numb your shoulder and to relax you. You may be put to sleep. The surgeon makes a few small openings in […]

Diagnostic Arthroscopy (Shoulder)

Diagnostic Arthroscopy (Shoulder) Overview This outpatient procedure is a minimally-invasive surgical technique commonly used to identify problems in the shoulder joint. It is performed with the aid of a specialized camera called an arthroscope. Preparation In preparation for the procedure, the patient is positioned and anesthesia is administered. A long, thin tube called an irrigation […]

Glenohumeral Debridement

Glenohumeral Debridement Overview This minimally-invasive procedure is used to remove tissue in the shoulder joint that has been damaged from arthritis, overuse or injury. The physician uses a small camera, called an arthroscope, which is inserted into the shoulder joint.  Preparation The patient is positioned so that the shoulder is clearly visible to the surgeon, […]