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Shoulder and Arthroscopy

Texas Orthopedic Hospital is a leader in shoulder surgery and shoulder arthroscopy, due in part to our partnership with the highly-recognized, skilled and experienced surgeons of Fondren Orthopedic Group.

Shoulder surgeries may be performed as an open procedure, or a minimally-invasive arthroscopy procedure. Arthroscopy involves inserting a small camera to allow the surgeon to view the shoulder joint, and assist in performing the procedure. Special instruments are used to clean or repair damaged tissues. Trauma to the shoulder’s surrounding structures is minimized, as is post-operative pain. Arthroscopy is an outpatient procedure at Texas Orthopedic Hospital.

Shoulder pain is one of the most common symptoms that leads patients to seek out a physician, particularly because of its ability to travel to other parts of the body, such as the elbow or neck.

While a wide range of shoulder-related medical conditions may be successfully treated with conservative methods such as rehabilitation, corticosteroid injects, and anti-inflammatory medication – surgery is a reasonable secondary option. Some of these conditions include:

  • Rotator cuff tears, impingement, tendinitis, or arthritis
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Shoulder dislocations or instability
  • Shoulder separation
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Superior Labrum Anterior-to-Posterior (SLAP) tears
  • Biceps tendinitis
  • Clavicle fractures