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The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body which means it has the potential to be one of the most unstable joints. While the shoulder can easily be injured during sporting activities and manual labor, most problems with the shoulder are caused by natural, age-related wear and tear of the joint. It is important to seek the advice of a medical professional at the first sign of shoulder pain, weakness or restriction of movement, as early diagnosis and treatment of shoulder conditions may reduce the potential for more serious problems in the future.

Commonly treated shoulder conditions and injuries:

  • Fractures
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder separation
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Subluxation

Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove worn, diseased or damaged bone and cartilage and replaced it with an artificial joint or prosthesis, made of metal and plastic. Surgery may be recommended by your physician after careful diagnosis of your specific medical condition. 

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