Shoulder Injuries

Hand and Microsurgery Associates

Hand Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery located in Columbus, OH

If you can no longer lift your arm due to intense shoulder pain, it’s time to schedule an evaluation at Hand and Microsurgery Associates. At the office in Columbus, Ohio, the experienced physicians offer comprehensive care for a variety of shoulder injuries and conditions. The team uses the latest diagnostic technology to confirm your diagnosis and provide nonsurgical therapies and arthroscopic surgeries to repair damage in the shoulder joint or surrounding tissue. To learn more about options for restoring joint function after a shoulder injury, schedule an appointment at Hand and Microsurgery Associates today.

Shoulder Injuries Q & A
When do I need treatment for a shoulder injury?

Your shoulder is a complex joint that is susceptible to a variety of injuries from trauma, overuse, or underlying medical conditions.

The experienced medical team at Hand and Microsurgery Associates offers comprehensive care for all types of shoulder injuries, including:

  • Instability
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Nerve damage
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Chronic inflammation

The surgeons also treat ligament, tendon, and cartilage tears, and damage to the arteries of the shoulder.

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation if you have unexplained pain in your shoulder or experience limitations in your usual range of motion, especially if your symptoms aren’t treatable with rest and over-the-counter medications.

How are shoulder injuries diagnosed?

Diagnosing a shoulder injury involves a physical exam of your shoulder that allows your Hand and Microsurgery Associates provider to identify abnormalities, like swelling, bruising, and tenderness.

Your provider may also request imaging tests, like a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test or X-rays, which are available on-site.

After a review of your medical history and usual activities, your Hand and Microsurgery Associates provider creates a treatment plan that focuses on quickly easing pain and restoring full function in your shoulder.

Will I need surgery for a shoulder injury?

In many cases, shoulder surgery is a last-resort treatment option. Your Hand and Microsurgery Associates provider may first recommend nonsurgical treatments, like physical therapy and medications to treat your symptoms.

If you’re not finding relief with conservative care, you might be a candidate for surgery. The surgical team uses the latest advancements in arthroscopic surgery to perform a variety of procedures, including:

  • Fracture repair
  • Tendon transfers
  • Shoulder resurfacing
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder reconstruction surgery
  • Cartilage and ligament repair
  • Biologic total shoulder replacement

The Hand and Microsurgery Associates team also performs microvascular and microsurgical procedures to repair damage to the nerve and blood vessels in the shoulder with a high level of precision.

If you need surgery for a full or partial rotator cuff tear, the surgical team offers collagen patch implants. They place the implant near the repair site to stimulate the growth of new collagen and blood vessels to improve the efficiency of your healing.

There’s no reason to be limited by chronic shoulder pain. Schedule a diagnostic evaluation for a shoulder injury by calling Hand and Microsurgery Associates today.