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Shoulder Injuries, Fractures & Tears

Comprehensive Injury Care

The Rochester Regional Health Sports Medicine team provides a full range of care for shoulder fractures and trauma. Our orthopedic shoulder care providers assess the severity of your injury, provide stabilization, and develop the best possible treatment plan. 

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Comprehensive Care for Shoulder Injuries 

Our expert orthopedic sports team evaluates and treats patients who have had an injury to the bones, joints, or soft tissues of the shoulder. These types of injuries include:

  • Shoulder sprains and strains
  • A shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder separation (AC joint dislocations)
  • Shoulder ligament tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder fractures, including clavicle (collarbone), humerus (upper arm bone), and scapula (shoulder blade) fractures
  • Shoulder cartilage injuries

Common causes of shoulder fractures and injuries include:

  • Falling
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Sports accidents or overuse injuries
  • Any direct blow to the shoulder 

We work quickly to evaluate the injury and provide exceptional treatment to preserve function and get you back to your favorite hobbies

Shoulder Injury Care

The Rochester Regional Health Shoulder Care Program experts specialize in treating the full range of shoulder injuries, fractures, and tears using the latest nonsurgical and surgical techniques. 

We typically take a conservative approach, using noninvasive methods wherever possible, including:

  • Heat and cold
  • Immobilization with a sling or brace
  • Oral medication to alleviate pain
  • Physical therapy to build strength and range of motion
  • Injections – cortisone, biologic (PRP/Stem Cells)

If these treatments do not eliminate pain or restore function, or if your condition is more complex, surgery may be recommended. There is a wide range of surgical options, depending on your injury. We have an exceptional group of fellowship-trained sports surgeons who offer cutting-edge techniques and arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery to restore function.  Surgery options may include:

  • Rotator Cuff Repair surgery
  • Labral repair surgery
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Shoulder fracture fixation surgery
  • Shoulder replacement
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Get Back in Action

Our board-certified orthopedic shoulder surgeons and skilled professionals will work with you to assess your shoulder condition, develop the right treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and guide you every step of the way.
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