Shoulder & Elbow
From shoulder bursitis to tennis elbow, we are experts at treating a variety of shoulder and elbow orthopedic needs.
If you’re experiencing shoulder and elbow pain, there are several different treatment options. In fact, our Raleigh shoulder specialists at Wake Orthopaedics say that most shoulder and elbow pain can be treated without surgery. But, when advanced surgical techniques are needed, our experienced team of surgeons offers the latest procedures to improve strength and decrease pain. We pride ourselves on using minimally invasive techniques, such as arthroscopic surgery, that offer a variety of patient benefits like less blood loss and pain, and a shorter recovery.
Our shoulder and elbow surgeons are highly skilled in the use of these new surgery techniques to ensure patients have the best possible experience. Some of the specific techniques that we offer at Wake Orthopaedics include:
Allowing for the best patient outcome is our goal at Wake Orthopaedics –– that’s why we’re dedicated to following and maintaining positive progress throughout your treatment and recovery.
At Wake Orthopaedics, our orthopedic specialists are experts at finding ways to reduce pain and improve your quality of life. Whether you’re suffering from shoulder pain or looking for tennis elbow treatment in Raleigh, Cary, Brier Creek or Garner, we can offer you the best orthopedic care in the area. From common to complex disorders and injuries, we have the skills and years of experience to improve your mobility.
Some of the shoulder and elbow ailments that we can treat include:
If shoulder replacement surgery is advised, patients can expect quality treatment and care from start to finish from our shoulder replacement specialist, Dr. Chappell.
Shoulder arthroplasty relieves pain and improves motion by removing the arthritis from the shoulder. The surfaces of the ball and socket are covered with metal and plastic to provide new smooth surfaces which alleviate the pain and restore function to near normal levels.
A partial shoulder replacement involves resurfacing only the ball in the shoulder’s ball and socket joint. The patient’s native socket remains intact. These procedures at typically performed for conditions such as avascular necrosis of the shoulder, complications of fracture care, and young patients with shoulder arthritis.
A total shoulder replacement resurfaces both the ball and socket and are indicated for patients with damage to both sides of the shoulder joint. Indications include shoulder arthritis from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, injection, and complications from fractures and dislocations. Both partial shoulder replacements and total shoulder replacements are appropriate for patients who have a functional rotator cuff.
The reverse total shoulder replacement is a special type of total shoulder replacement for patients who do not have a functional rotator cuff. Patients who have chronic unrepairable rotator cuffs can often have very limited function and significant pain. Unfortunately, traditional total shoulder replacements require a normal rotator cuff. The reverse total shoulder replacement is a special type of shoulder replacement that utilizes the non-rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder to restore function. These replacements are used for patients with conditions such as rotator cuff tear arthropathy, severe fractures in the elderly, and complications from previous replacements.
Come experience our excellent patient care at Wake Orthopaedics by finding your nearest office and requesting an appointment by filling out the form to the right. We look forward to offering exceptional orthopedic services to you and your community.