Shoulder & Elbow

Shoulder

The physicians of the Carrell Clinic™ provide the most advanced treatment for the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder conditions. Our orthopedic shoulder specialists combine physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitative sports medicine, and orthopedic surgery for our patients. The shoulder conditions seen by our physicians range from common problems such as impingement to complex reconstructions.

 

Shoulder Conditions

Biceps Tendonitis of the Shoulder

Bicipital tendonitis is the inflammation of the biceps tendon, the tissue that connects the biceps muscle in your upper arm to the bones in the shoulder joint, allowing you to bend and rotate your arm.

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Shoulder Joint Arthritis

The term arthritis means inflammation of a joint, and is associated with cartilage damage. Cartilage is a cushioned padding lining the bones that make up a joint in order to absorb stress during movement.

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Clavicle Fracture

Clavicle fracture or broken collarbone is a very common injury associated with contact sports such as football and martial arts, as well as impact sports such as motor racing.

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Shoulder Dislocation

The shoulder is made up of a ball and socket joint – the ball-shaped head of the upper arm bone (humerus) articulates in the socket of the glenoid cavity of the shoulder blade (scapula).

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a painful shoulder condition that limits movement and causes stiffness in the joint. It is also called adhesive capsulitis and may progress to the state where you may find it very hard to move your arm.

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Shoulder Impingement

Various supporting structures aid in the smooth movement of the shoulder joint. The joint is held together and stabilized by a group of tendons called the rotator cuff. A fluid-filled sac called a bursa.

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Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of tendons in the shoulder joint that cover and provide support to the shoulder joint, enabling wider range of motion. A tear in the rotator cuff is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain

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Glenoid Labrum Tear

The glenoid is a shallow cavity of the shoulder blade (scapula). The ball-shaped head of the upper arm bone (humerus), articulates with the glenoid to form the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder joint.

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Shoulder Treatment Options

Shoulder Joint Replacement

Shoulder joint replacement is a surgical procedure performed to replace a damaged shoulder joint with artificial implants. It is usually performed to relieve shoulder pain when the joint is severely damaged by osteoarthritis.

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Elbow

When patients suffer an injury to the elbow, getting the correct treatment right away is very important. The physicians of the Carrell Clinic™ treat patients who suffer with painful acute and chronic conditions and work quickly to get them back to normal functioning. Our physicians will exhaust every conservative treatment option. If conservative treatment no longer is an option, patients can rest assured they will experience surgery from some of the best experts in the country here at the Carrell Clinic™.

 

Elbow Conditions

Elbow Dislocation

The elbow is a hinge joint that consists of three bones, the humerus (upper arm), radius (forearm) and ulna (forearm). The bones are held together by ligaments to provide stability to the joint.

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Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis

The elbow contains a large, curved, pointy bone at the back called the olecranon, which is covered by the olecranon bursa, a small fluid-filled sac that allows smooth movement between the bone and overlying skin.

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Elbow Fractures in Children

The elbow is a hinge joint that consists of three bones, the humerus (upper arm), radius (forearm) and ulna (forearm). An elbow fracture in a child most commonly occurs when your child falls on an outstretched arm .

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Forearm Fractures in Children

The radius (on the thumb side) and ulna (on the little-finger side) are the two bones of the forearm. Forearm fractures can occur near the wrist, near the elbow or in the middle of the forearm.

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Radial Head Fractures

The elbow is a junction between the forearm and the upper arm. The elbow joint is made up of 3 bones, namely the humerus in the upper arm which articulates with the radius and ulna in the forearm.

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Rupture of the Biceps Tendon

The biceps muscle is located in the front of your upper arm. It helps in bending your elbow, rotational movements of your forearm and maintaining stability in the shoulder joint.

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Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is the common name used for the elbow condition called lateral epicondylitis. It is an overuse injury that causes inflammation of the tendons that attach to the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow.

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Elbow Fractures

Three bones, the humerus, radius and ulna, make up the elbow joint. Elbow fractures may occur from trauma, resulting from various reasons; some of them being a fall on an outstretched arm, a direct blow to the elbow.

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Elbow Treatment Options

Bicep Tendon Repair

The biceps muscle is present on the front side of your upper arm and functions to help you bend and rotate your arm. The biceps tendon is a tough band of connective fibrous tissue that attaches your biceps muscle to the bones in your shoulder on one side and the elbow on the other side.

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Tennis Elbow Release Surgery

Tennis elbow is the common name used for the elbow condition called lateral epicondylitis. It is an overuse injury that causes inflammation of the tendons that attach to the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow.

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