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The Quad City Area’s Only Group of All Board-Certified
and
Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons

The Quad City Area’s Only Group of All Board-Certified
and
Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons

Shoulder

Orthopaedic Specialists’ Centers of Excellence are intensely focused areas of specialization inside the greater orthopaedic practice. Each center is under the direction of one of our board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons ensuring the kind of oversight necessary to maintain OS’s reputation as the region’s leading orthopaedic practice.

Explore our areas of shoulder specialities:

Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

If simple movements like brushing your hair or teeth are difficult due to shoulder stiffness, aches, and pain, you may have a frozen shoulder. This condition results from tissue thickening and can often be treated with non-surgical techniques.

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Rotator Cuff Tears: Partial or Complete Injury

There are four tendons that attach the upper arm bone to the shoulder. If one or more of these are torn (completely or partially), it’s considered a rotator cuff tear. Mild to moderate partial tears can be addressed with non-invasive treatment. More significant injuries and complete tears may require surgical intervention. Our experienced orthopaedic surgeons use the latest arthroscopic techniques.

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Shoulder Arthritis

Injuries, wear and tear, and other joint issues can eventually lead to the development of shoulder arthritis. Symptoms of achiness, grinding, clicking, reduced range of movement, and pain are telltale signs of this common condition. Early stages of arthritis often can be improved with non-invasive approaches, while severe concerns may require minimally invasive shoulder surgery.

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Shoulder Instability: Dislocation or Separation

A slippery or loose shoulder joint indicates the possibility of dislocation or separation in that area. This disorder happens more often in individuals with a history of dislocation, and swelling, pain, or numbness in the shoulder region can also indicate a problem. We perform non-surgical and surgical repairs, and the ideal approach will depend on the complexity of your condition.

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Proximal Biceps Tendon Rupture: Partial or Complete

Most commonly the result of heavy lifting, a proximal biceps tendon rupture happens suddenly and painfully, with a popping sound or tearing sensation followed by bruising and swelling in the shoulder area. A partial tear may benefit from rest and non-surgical options, while a complete tear will more likely require surgery.

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Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

If you suffer from shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff tears, one of the best treatment options is a total shoulder replacement. In this procedure the ball and socket joint is reversed, so the ball section is placed within the shoulder and the socket is set into the humerus (upper arm). This allows the stronger deltoid muscles to power the arm rather than the rotator cuff muscles.

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Chronic Shoulder Pain

Gradual degeneration of shoulder tissues can often be more painful than a sudden tear, but it is no less disabling. We offer an advanced solution for chronic tendinosis called TENEX Health TX®, which promotes tendon healing. This minimally invasive technique can help many individuals regain strength and comfort.

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