Dr. Padalecki specializes in numerous sports injury, traumatic and degenerative-related conditions associated with the shoulder, knee, and hip. He is dedicated to each patient and strives to make the proper diagnosis and treatment recommendation so that a full recovery can be achieved. Dr. Padalecki is dedicated to research and applies the latest research standards and techniques during his assessments and treatments. Every injury will be treated based on each patient’s unique circumstance; when surgery is recommended, you can depend on Dr. Padalecki to offer the best surgical approach, performed with the highest levels of skill and with the least invasive methods that are currently available.

Sternoclavicular Joint Fracture

An Overview on a Sternoclavicular Joint Fracture (SC Fracture) The clavicle (collarbone) is a long, curved bone making up a portion of the shoulder girdle, connecting the shoulder to the sternum (breastbone). A sternoclavicular joint fracture takes place when a break occurs in the clavicle or the sternum. The break can occur at either [...]

Sternoclavicular Joint Instability

Sternoclavicular Joint Instability (SC Instability) Overview Sternoclavicular joint instability is a condition that occurs when the bones and structures that make up the SC joint region of the shoulder do not work as designed, commonly caused by an associated shoulder injury. Similar to shoulder instability, patients with SC instability experience similar symptoms and joint [...]

Sternoclavicular Joint Sprain

Sternoclavicular Joint Sprain (SC Sprain) Overview Sternoclavicular (SC) joint sprains are often referred to as shoulder sprains in the general population. However, shoulder sprains can affect various structures within the shoulder joint, while a sternoclavicular joint sprain is a distinct injury involving a tear of the ligaments that make up this region of the [...]

Sternoclavicular Joint Subluxation

An Overview on Sternoclavicular Joint Subluxation (SC Subluxation) The sternoclavicular joint, otherwise known as the SC joint, is the connection of the collarbone (clavicle) to the breastbone (sternum). When a patient is falling, the first instinct is to put the arm out in order to protect them from impact. When this occurs, the risk [...]

Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocation

Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocation (SC Dislocation)The sternoclavicular joint, also known as the SC joint, is the area of the shoulder where the collarbone (clavicle) connects to the breastbone (sternum). The clavicle and sternum are connected and held tightly together by a number of ligaments, muscles, cartilage and soft tissue. While an SC joint dislocation is relatively [...]