Asheville Shoulder Injury Specialists
Advanced treatment for chronic and acute shoulder injuries
The shoulder could easily be considered the most complicated joint in the body. Successful treatment of shoulder injuries requires the in-depth expertise of an orthopedic surgeon with specialized training in shoulder injuries and chronic conditions.
Our shoulder clinic at Carolina Hand & Sports Medicine is the busiest in the region. The first in Asheville to offer outpatient shoulder replacement surgery in 2011, we remain the only practice offering this service to patients in the Western North Carolina region.
Several of our surgeons offer treatment of common shoulder conditions such as Dislocations, Biceps Tears, Rotator Cuff Tears, and Arthritis. Most patients are good candidates for conservative, non-surgical treatments and we will only offer surgery when necessary. In most cases, we perform shoulder procedures arthroscopically, using the most advanced equipment and techniques.
If you are dealing with chronic shoulder pain or have recently sustained an injury, we can help you find the right treatment for your needs so you can get back to the activities you love, without pain or mobility restriction.
Shoulder and upper arm injuries & conditions we treat.
- Clavicle Fracture – also known as a broken collarbone.
- Biceps Tendon Tear – located in front of upper arm that is used to bend your elbow and rotate your arm.
- Dislocated Shoulder – the joint is out of socket causing pain, swelling, and weakness.
- Rotator Cuff Tears – tendons in the shoulder joint that become torn or damaged from falling or heavy lifting, or just living life.
- SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior) – tissue at the biceps insertion found in the shoulder socket that can be torn from repetitive use.
- Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)– stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint.
- Rotator Cuff Tendinitis – tendons in shoulder become painful caused by overuse of upper arm.
- Arthritis of Shoulder – inflammation in the joint causing pain and difficulty to raise and use upper arm.
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