Shoulder Surgery

If you are experiencing shoulder and arm pain, a rotator cuff tear or other shoulder injury, it’s important to know that Aspire Orthopedic Institute offers expert care for these conditions.

With a team of orthopedic surgeons who have advanced training and extensive experience in shoulder surgery, along with skilled physical and occupational therapists, you have access to complete, shoulder-focused expertise—right here, close to home.

The shoulder conditions we treat at Aspire Orthopedic Institute

We offer treatment resources for the full range of conditions that can affect the shoulder, including:

  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis (associated with repetitive activities such as overhead throwing, swimming, painting or weightlifting)
  • Rotator cuff tears or other rotator cuff injuries
  • Fractures of the collarbone and joint separation
  • Shoulder instability (from dislocations)
  • Shoulder pain from arthritis

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The shoulder surgery options available at Aspire Orthopedic Institute

After a careful evaluation to precisely determine the cause of your shoulder pain and how extensive it is, we tailor treatment to your individual needs and lifestyle.

If conservative measures such as activity modification, physical therapy, cortisone injections or shoulder braces don’t provide relief, we offer a wide range of surgical treatment options for shoulder problems:

  • Shoulder arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery that uses a tiny camera and pencil-thin surgical instruments inserted through small incisions to repair the tissues inside or around your shoulder joint.
  • Rotator cuff repair surgery to repair inflammation or tears of the rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder
  • Shoulder replacement in which the damaged parts of the shoulder are removed and replaced with artificial components. There are several shoulder replacement options:
    • Total shoulder replacement—Replacing the arthritic joint surfaces with a highly polished metal ball attached to a stem, and a plastic socket
    • Stemmed hemiarthroplasty—Depending on your shoulder’s condition, you surgeon may replace only the ball portion of the joint
    • Resurfacing hemiarthroplasty—Replacing just the joint surface of the humeral head with a cap-like prosthesis without a stem
    • Reverse total shoulder replacement—In this procedure, the shoulder socket and metal ball are switched, enabling you to use the deltoid muscle instead of the rotator cuff to lift your arm (most appropriate for patients with completely torn rotator cuffs or a previous shoulder replacement that failed)

Which shoulder surgery is right for me?

The surgical approach that’s right for you depends on the specific injury or disorder affecting your shoulder as well as factors like your age, overall health and lifestyle. Your doctor will conduct a thorough diagnostic evaluation before recommending the most appropriate treatment for your unique needs.

Want to learn more about shoulder surgery at Adventist health Orthopedic Institute?

Simply call us to schedule an appointment at the location that’s most convenient for you at Portland: (503) 261-6961 or Tillamook: (503) 815-2292.