The shoulder and elbow are two of the most commonly injured parts of the body and shoulder and elbow pain are extremely common conditions. Our surgeons and team are trained to provide advanced and comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and therapy for all problems related to the shoulder and elbow, from soreness caused by overhead activities or tennis elbow to the chronic pain of rotator cuff disease or arthritis.
Because you use your shoulders and arms for so many activities each day, shoulder and elbow pain can cause significant problems and have several different causes, including arthritis.
As arthritis develops, the protective cartilage on the ends of the bones in a joint can wear away. Without the protective cartilage lining, painful bone on bone rubbing results. Severe shoulder arthritis is quite painful and can limit motion. Trauma, injury, strains, and fractures are causes for shoulder and elbow pain.
At Houston Orthopedic Surgery Center we use the latest surgical techniques to treat shoulder, elbow, and upper extremity problems including tendon and ligament repairs and reconstructions, operative fracture treatment and arthroscopic surgery.
Shoulder and elbow conditions treated by HOSC include:
- Athletic injuries
- Impingement syndrome and rotator cuff pathology
- Traumatic injuries
- Nerve problems of the upper extremity
- Stiff, painful elbows
Among the advanced techniques utilized by our surgeons are:
- Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization
- Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
- Arthroscopic and Open biceps tenodesis
- Arthroscopic labral (SLAP lesion) repair
Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons have the skills, experience and technology to diagnose and treat your problem – whether it’s a torn rotator cuff, an arthritic shoulder or an injured elbow.