Shoulder Care

Shoulder conditions occur in the shoulder joint which can prevent us from bending, flexing, reaching or rotating our arms.

Advanced Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder Specialists At Wisconsin Bone & Joint

The physicians at Wisconsin Bone & Joint utilize cutting-edge technology to assess, diagnose and work with patients to develop innovative treatment plans for a variety of shoulder conditions and injuries. Our team of physicians are committed to finding you the best treatment for neck and shoulder pain that suits your individual needs.

Providing trusted Orthopedic care in the community for over 40+ years

At Wisconsin Bone and Joint, we pride ourselves with providing you highly personalized and comprehensive orthopedic care. Our philosophy of direct physician-to-patient care means your physician will be an intrical part of every stage of your care. This commitment to a dedicated continuum-of-care model has made us one of the most trusted and respected practices in Southeast Wisconsin and greater Milwaukee area.

Advancing Rotator Cuff Repair

What Is Advancing Rotator Cuff Repair?

For some patients, surgery remains the only option when symptoms of a rotator cuff tear become too severe. Thankfully, surgical treatment options have advanced in recent years to make the procedure, recovery, and rehabilitation easier than ever before.

Forming the rotator cuff is a group of tendons that surround the shoulder joint and allows for the shoulder to participate in many movements and functions. If one or more of those tendons should become injured, a rotator cuff tear may occur. Typically, patients express feelings of pain and loss of strength, movement, and sleep.

Traditionally, open rotator cuff repair was the surgical option for a rotator cuff tear when conservative treatment options were unsuccessful. Making an incision on the outside of the shoulder, 10-12 centimeters in length, the surgeon would separate shoulder muscles to expose the rotator cuff for repair; however, a procedure of this magnitude caused a significant amount of pain and usually remained an issue following recovery.

Fortunately, the latest development in the surgical procedure has advanced in technique and now requires a much smaller incision, about one centimeter in length. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair incorporates the use of a small camera (to view the joint and its tendons) and small instruments (to perform the repair of tendons) all while viewing the procedure on a television monitor.

The type of procedure required varies per patient. If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder, contact the experts at Wisconsin Bone and Joint to see if this procedure can help you return to the activities you love most.

Our team is here for you

When conservative care and treatment is appropriate, we offer the best, least invasive, least aggressive treatment options to relieve your pain and discomfort. When an injury is more serious and conservative care is not an option, our orthopedic surgeons provide the latest in innovative surgical interventions available with the goal of getting you back to the life you love. Wisconsin Bone & Joint physicians offer orthopedic services at three convenient locations in Mayfair, Glendale and Cedarburg.