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Shoulder Surgery

A Premier Institution for Shoulder Surgery

When your shoulder hurts, even simple things like getting dressed in the morning or going to sleep at night can be painful. Our shoulder specialists are experts in the treatment of all types of shoulder problems. They use the latest technology and diagnostic tools to help find the cause of the pain and guide you to the best solution. Because the shoulder is very complex, and people use it in different ways, treatment is highly-individualized and geared to getting patients back to what they want to do.

Our innovation and research has helped the department earn a reputation as one of the nation’s premiere institutions for shoulder surgery. Our surgeons treat injuries to tendons and ligaments, pain caused by arthritis, fractures and pain from previous surgeries which may have been unsuccessful. They have been pioneers in the use of minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgery which makes procedures less painful, allows for smaller incisions, and causes less trauma to the muscles around the shoulder. Arthroscopy has also allowed for more outpatient procedures, which means you can recover at home and more quickly resume everyday activities.

Our team treats shoulder pain associated with injuries and conditions including:

  • Rotator cuff injury and tear repair
  • Tears of the Labrum
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Complex shoulder surgery revisions for people who have had previous unsuccessful shoulder surgery
  • Fracture treatment
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Clinical Trials

  • Retrospective Study to Assess the lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF) Surgical Approach (LLIF Retrospective Study)
    This will be a retrospective clinical study involving 80 patients that underwent Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Posterior Pedicle Screw Fixation using the PATRIOT TransContinental or CALIBER-L LLIF Spacer and REVOLVE or REVERE Stabilization Systems.
  • Prospective Study to Evaluate the Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgical Approach (LLIF Prospective Study)
    The objective of this study is to gather clinical data and satisfaction ratings from patients who have undergone the MIS LLIF surgical approach using the Patriot TransContinental, CALIBER-L or INTERCONTINENTAL LLIF Spacer and REVOLVE Stabilization System for qualifying patients with 1-2 contiguous levels of degenerative disc disease (L2-S1) with mechanical low back pain and radicular symptoms. A total of 45 patients between 18 and 80 years of age will be enrolled and followed for 2 years with data collection preoperatively and postoperatively.
  • BioSET Prefix Study
    This study is designed to evaluate the safety and preliminary effectiveness of one coating concentration of Prefix compared to iliac crest bone in approximately 22 skeletally mature subjects diagnosed with degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one vertebral level (L2-S1).
  • A Prospective, Non-randomized, Multi-Center Investigation of All-Suture-based Repair of Horizontal Meniscal Tears (STITCH Study)
    This study is seeking participants who may have a horizontal meniscus tear in their knee. Today it is unknown whether fixing a horizontal meniscus tear will result in a better outcome than the common approach of removing the tear. This research study will document whether a horizontal meniscus tear can hold together and heal if it is repaired with stitches. This study will also document any changes in knee pain and function after the procedure.