What are the most common conditions affecting the shoulder?

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint made up of three bones which rely on a large muscle group called the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff muscle group helps you complete simple tasks such as raising your arm above your head, combing your hair and putting on your clothes. It also plays a key role in more advanced activities like throwing a ball, swinging a racket or a golf club. Pain in your shoulder can be a result of overuse or an injury resulting in muscle tears and tendon ruptures. These injuries can be debilitating causing pain so serious that you cannot even lift your arm over your head.

At Premier Orthopaedic Associates of Southern New Jersey our team of orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists have diagnosed, treated and repaired shoulder injuries with the latest treatments, techniques and minimally invasive procedures from the most common to the most complex conditions such as:

Bankart Lesion 
Tendon Rupture of the Bicep   
Collarbone (Clavicle) Fractures 
Bursitis 
Bone Spurs 
Labral Tear 
Olecranon Fracture 
Fractures of the Radial Head 
Arthritis in the Shoulder 
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome 
Shoulder Separation (Acromioclavicular Joint) 
Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior (SLAP Lesion Tear) 
Injuries from Throwing 

If your condition requires arthroscopy surgery, we have the latest technology used to inspect, diagnose and repair the shoulder joint. During a shoulder arthroscopy, a small video camera, attached to a fiber-optic lens, is inserted into the shoulder joint allowing the surgeon to see into the shoulder joint without making a large incision. With a clear understanding of your injury or condition, we’ve got you covered from discovery to recovery, focused on getting you back to the live you deserve.    

If you are feeling pain in your shoulder that is lasting more than a week, or is the result of an injury seek medical attention immediately with one of our sports medicine or shoulder specialists.

Shoulder Specialists 

Thomas A. Dwyer MD, FAAOS
Thomas A. Dwyer

MD, FAAOS

Fred McAlpin, III DO, FAAOS
Fred McAlpin, III

DO, FAAOS

John B. Catalano MD, FAAOS
John B. Catalano

MD, FAAOS

Richard C. DiVerniero MD, FAAOS
Richard C. DiVerniero

MD, FAAOS

Mark Ayzenberg MD
Mark Ayzenberg

MD

Robert P. Falconiero DO, FAOAO
Robert P. Falconiero

DO, FAOAO

Trina M. Lisko DO, FAAPMR
Trina M. Lisko

DO, FAAPMR

Vincent N. Disabella DO, FAOASM
Vincent N. Disabella

DO, FAOASM

Mark K. Levitsky MD
Mark K. Levitsky

MD

David A. Bundens MD
David A. Bundens

MD