We use them for them for throwing, lifting, combing our hair and hundreds of other acts we take for granted. When you find yourself with pain or injury from a shoulder disorder it’s something you simply can’t ignore. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery over seven million Americans each year seek medical help each year for pain with shoulder disorders.
Akron General's Orthopaedic Institute is a leader in innovative care for shoulder disorders. While shoulder fracture and rotator cuff tears are among the most common shoulder disorders, our team is experienced in treating a variety of related disorders through both medical and surgical management. In fact, one of our skilled surgeons helped design the first prosthesis made specifically for shoulder fractures - an injury common among elderly adults.
Our staff is skilled at treating shoulder disorders including:
- Shoulder instability
- Shoulder fractures
- Rotator cuff tears
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Shoulder reconstruction
- Shoulder replacement
- Tendon tears
Elbow disorders, while not as common as shoulder injuries, can also be quite bothersome. Often, overuse is the culprit of elbow pain. The Akron General Orthopaedic team offers evaluation and treatment for elbow and upper extremity concerns.
Common elbow concerns include:
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's or Baseball Elbow)
For additional information or to make an appointment, please call the Orthopaedic Institute at 330.344.BONE (2663).