Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedure for conditions and injuries involving the bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the shoulder joint.
Arthritis of the shoulder can cause pain, swelling and stiffness in the joint. The condition is treated by removing the damaged articulating parts and replacing them with prostheses.
A clavicle fracture refers to a broken collarbone and is a common injury associated with contact sports such as football and martial arts, as well as impact sports such as motor racing.
Scapular (shoulder blade) fractures are usually the result of intense trauma such as a high-speed motor vehicle accident, a fall from a height onto one’s back or a fall on an outstretched arm.
Frequent dislocations of the shoulder joint can lead to chronic shoulder instability. Surgery to stabilize the shoulder may be recommended when conservative treatment options fail.
Rotator cuff tears are commonly caused by acute injuries or degenerative changes that occur slowly with age or overuse. Pradeep Kodali, MD provides diagnosis and individualized nonoperative and operative treatments for the shoulder including rotator cuff repair in Houston, TX.