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Dr. Padalecki is skilled in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, and other progressive techniques of the shoulder. After he has consulted with you and determined that shoulder surgery is the appropriate step to take, he will discuss which surgical procedure will offer you the most optimal outcome for your particular injury.  Each shoulder surgery and technique is different, and may require varying steps and/or stages depending on how complex your shoulder injury is. Therefore, each procedure is uniquely tailored to fit the situation. While some of the procedures might be handled arthroscopically, some will require an open approach.  Physical therapy will be prescribed, and as a team, you both will work towards the goal of a full recovery.

AC Separation Treatment

An Overview on AC Separation Treatment The collarbone (clavicle) attaches to the roof of the shoulder (acromion) in a joint referred to as the acromioclavicular joint. The collarbone is also stabilized in this area by ligaments called the coracoclavicular ligaments, which attach the collarbone to the front of the shoulder blade (scapula). Direct trauma to [...]

Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Shoulder Replacement Surgery (Shoulder Arthroplasty) Overview Osteoarthritis of the shoulder can be a debilitating condition among the older adult population.  Typically beginning as arthritis, it can take years of wear and tear to cause osteoarthritis and the symptoms that can at times almost be too much to take for some patients. For these patients, once [...]

Arthroscopic Revision Rotator Cuff Repair

An Overview on Arthroscopic Revision Rotator Cuff Repair The rotator cuff is a series of four muscles that surround the shoulder joint – each one responsible for centering the ball in the socket of the shoulder and providing strength to move the arm and participate in overhead activities. Unfortunately, any of these four muscle-tendon units [...]

Biceps Tenodesis

Biceps Tenodesis as a Biceps Tendonitis Treatment The biceps is a muscle (also referred to as the brachii muscle) that is located on the upper arm between the shoulder and the elbow.  It is the muscle that is responsible for elbow flexion as well as rotating the forearm. Two muscle “bellies”, make up the biceps [...]

Subacromial Decompression

Subacromial Decompression Overview Patients that experience shoulder pain and shoulder weakness due to bursitis may be candidates for an arthroscopic shoulder surgery known as subacromial decompression. Bursitis and impingement can lead to pain, disability, and tears of the rotator cuff.  The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that are integral for shoulder function.  [...]