Shoulder, Arm and Elbow

St. Helena orthopedic treatments

The frequency of use of our hands and arms may cause numerous pain conditions to become evident. Often, these painful conditions are debilitative and generate discomfort as well as the inability to perform daily functions. Adventist Health St. Helena physicians are specialists in diagnosing and treating such conditions.

Symptoms and conditions we treat

  • General shoulder pain
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint arthritis
  • Biceps tendinitis
  • Burners and stingers
  • Fracture of the collarbone (clavicle)
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Glenoid labrum tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder separation
  • SLAP (superior labrum from anterior to posterior) tear
  • Degenerative conditions of the shoulder
  • Snapping scapula syndrome
  • Proximal humerus fracture (broken shoulder)

Nonsurgical treatments

Our specialists view surgery as a treatment option only when all other avenues have been explored. Some of the nonsurgical treatments that may be used include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Medical management

Surgical treatments

When all other treatment options have been considered and surgery finally appears to be the best option, our specialists are skilled in the following surgical techniques:

  • Arthroscopic acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation repair
  • Arthroscopic bankart repair
  • Arthroscopic capsular plication
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Distal clavicle excision (resection)
  • Glenohumeral debridement
  • Intracapsular (glenoid) injection
  • Mini-open rotator cuff repair
  • ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) surgery for proximal humerus fracture
  • SLAP (superior labrum from anterior to posterior) repair
  • Shoulder impingement surgery
  • Shoulder resurfacing
  • Subacromial injection
  • Total shoulder replacement

To schedule an appointment with one of our skilled orthopedists, please call (707) 967-9011.