Shoulder Replacement & Repair
Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body. Its ball-and-socket structure does important work alongside muscles, cartilage, bones and ligaments.
Shoulder pain and problems affect young athletes, weekend warriors and competitive sports players as well as those with occupational injuries, arthritis, bursitis and other conditions.
Complex shoulder disorders need the latest advancedtreatment approaches of Abington Health’s Orthopaedic & Spine Institute. Our surgeons specializing in sports medicine have in-depth expertise in minimally invasive shoulder repair and replacement.
Evaluation, Repair & Replacement
To evaluate your shoulder condition, our surgeons make a small incision and insert a fiberoptic camera. This arthroscopic technique enables them to use magnified images to view the shoulder and surrounding tissues, then repair or replace the joint.
We excel at leading-edge procedures to end pain and disability from damaged shoulders, including reverse shoulder replacement and treatments for rotator cuff tear, bone spurs, frozen shoulder, shoulder impingement syndrome, shoulder instability and dislocated shoulder.
Our surgeons also treat:
Damaged or torn cartilage ring (labrum) or ligaments
Torn or damaged biceps tendon
Joint lining damage or inflammation (often caused by rheumatoid arthritis)
Arthritis at end of clavicle, or collarbone
Saved From the Sidelines
“I feel like I’m at 100% again. My flexibility is back,” says Nyeem Haynes, a high-school athlete whose repeated shoulder dislocations ended after arthroscopic surgery.
Read Nyeem's Story