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Shoulder Surgery Specialist

Martin Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Benton, Cabot, Hot Springs Village, Little Rock, North Little Rock, & White Hall, AR

If you regularly experience shoulder pain and it doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, shoulder surgery may be necessary. At Martin Orthopedics, the team of board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons offers several types of shoulder surgery, including shoulder replacement, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder arthroscopy. To make an appointment at the office in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs Village, and Cabot, Arkansas, call or book online today.

Shoulder Surgery Q & A

What is shoulder surgery?

Shoulder surgery refers to a group of procedures that repair a damaged or diseased shoulder joint. Specifically, shoulder surgery uses special tools and anesthesia to correct issues that won’t respond to conservative or noninvasive treatments.

If you have a history of shoulder problems and they don’t respond to rest, ice, or physical therapy, don’t wait to request a surgical consultation at Martin Orthopedics.

What are some common types of shoulder surgery?

At Martin Orthopedics, the team offers several types of shoulder surgery, including:

Shoulder arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses an arthroscope –– a thin tube with a bright light and a high-definition camera on the end. Your Martin Orthopedics provider can insert special tools through the arthroscope and correct issues like tendonitis or a frozen shoulder.

Rotator cuff repair

Rotator cuff repair is a type of shoulder surgery that repairs damage to your rotator cuff –– a group of muscles and tendons that support your shoulder joint. This type of surgery is particularly common in athletes who play certain sports, like baseball or tennis. It can be performed with traditional open surgery or with arthroscopy.

Shoulder replacement

Shoulder replacement is a type of arthroscopic or open shoulder surgery that replaces some (or all) of your shoulder joint with an artificial prosthesis. The artificial prosthesis is a durable material that mimics the function of your natural tissues. Following shoulder replacement surgery, you can reach, lift, and throw without pain.

What type of shoulder surgery might benefit me?

Following an exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms, your provider can make shoulder surgery recommendations that align with your needs.

How do I prepare for shoulder surgery?

Shoulder surgery is safe and typically well-tolerated, but it presents certain risks. To ensure you qualify for treatment, your Martin Orthopedics provider conducts a comprehensive physical and reviews your health history.

During the consultation, let your provider know about any medications, vitamins, or supplements you take regularly. You should also alert them to any underlying health problems you have, like high blood pressure or diabetes. These conditions won't keep you from undergoing surgery, but they may increase the risk of complications, so it’s important the team is aware.

To see if you can benefit from shoulder surgery, make an appointment at Martin Orthopedics by calling the nearest office today or scheduling online.