Shoulder Conditions & Injuries

Orthopedic Treatment in Orange County

Chapman Orthopedic Institute provides orthopedic surgery and alternative treatments for people suffering from various shoulder conditions and injuries.

Types of Shoulder Conditions

Shoulder Impingement

Impingement is one of the most common causes of pain in the adult shoulder. It results from pressure on the rotator cuff from part of the shoulder blade (scapula) as the arm is lifted.

Rotator Cuff Tear

Injuries to the rotator cuff are among the most common sources of shoulder pain in adults. The rotator cuff is a collection of muscles and tendons located in your upper arm. They connect the humerus to the shoulder blade. Traumatic injuries, repetitive stress injuries and age are all possible causes of rotator cuff conditions.

Arthritis of the Shoulder

More than 50 million Americans have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, shoulder arthritis is just one type. Shoulder arthritis cannot be cured, but a variety of treatment options can lessen the pain and make movement easier.

Shoulder Separation

This type of injury involves the AC joint of the shoulder. Usually, traumatic injuries such as falls and blunt force are the cause of shoulder separation. Shoulder separation injuries can be classified as mild, serious and severe.

Shoulder Dislocation

People who experience shoulder swelling, weakness or numbness in this area may be suffering from shoulder dislocation. To repair a dislocated shoulder, a doctor can (non-invasively) place the humerus back into the socket. After this, rehabilitation might be necessary.

Chapman Orthopedic Institute Treatments

Listed below are two types of treatment options that the Orange County Board-Certified physicians at Chapman Orthopedic Institute may be able to use to treat your shoulder condition or injury:

Arthroscopy of the Shoulder

This type of surgery involves an arthroscope, which is a small instrument with a camera on it. The camera guides the physicians so that they can both examine and repair the tissues in your shoulder.

Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator cuff injuries often need surgery to repair. At Chapman Orthopedic Institute, we offer the latest in minimally-invasive treatment options. These specific procedures can be accomplished with only a small, button-sized incision in the shoulder.