Fractures/Dislocations/Separations

Shoulder Fractures, Dislocations and Separations

The shoulder joint is the most flexible joint in your body. However, its wide range of motion and varied use also makes it more susceptible to injury. At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we have a team of leading orthopedic surgeons who are equipped to treat all types of shoulder injuries, including fractures, dislocations and separations. We listen carefully to your concerns and conduct a thorough examination before recommending the most appropriate treatment plan for your shoulder restoration.

Treatment for Common Shoulder Injuries

Fractures, dislocations and separations are among the most common injuries to the shoulder joint. Regardless of your age or the severity of your injury, you can count on our physicians to provide conservative treatment methods that provide long-lasting results. If you have recently suffered a fall to the shoulder, a high-energy trauma or other injury, we can help you regain comfort and full mobility in your shoulder once again.

Shoulder fractures: These are most often the result of an impact injury. At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we treat fractures involving the clavicle (collar bone), proximal humerus (top of the upper arm bone), and scapula (shoulder blade).

Shoulder dislocations: The shoulder is the most common dislocated joint in the body. Dislocation occurs when the humerus bone comes completely out of the socket. A shoulder must immediately be put back in place to relieve pain and prevent further complications. We help patients recover from shoulder dislocation by providing shoulder reduction, proper immobilization devices and physical therapy exercises to rebuild strength and range of motion. If your shoulder dislocation resulted in a ligament or tendon tear, our sports medicine specialists can perform minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to repair your shoulder joint.

Shoulder separation: AC (acromioclavicular) joint separation happens when the ligaments that hold the collarbone to the shoulder blade are stretched or separated. Our physicians will examine your injury and grade the severity of your separation before recommending the best treatment option. While most patients recover with conservative treatments, if your ligaments are completely torn, surgery may be needed to successfully replace and reconnect the ligaments.

At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we pride ourselves on the exceptional and personalized care we extend to each patient. Whether you experience stiffness in your shoulders after playing weekend tennis or you have recently suffered an acute shoulder injury after an accident, we can bring you out of pain and ensure your shoulder joint is restored safely and effectively. We offer a wide range of sports medicine procedures, including surgical and non-surgical methods for the shoulders, knees and hips. Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation with a reputable orthopedic surgeon for your shoulder injury.

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Jules F.

Surgery was a success my left knee is fully functional again. Langer and his staff was very helpful through this entire process they assigned me a top physical therapist Cara which was great at helping me to improve now just up to me to continue to condition myself back to the way I was physically before the injury and hopefully I never have to endure any future injuries that lead to surgery. Overall a great help and experience after surgery was completed. Thank You to Langer and his staff.

Dea'Mario F.

The Morrow location was a great experience for me. The staff was nothing less than perfect to me. I'm glad I chose this location.

Priscilla F.

The staff was great! They were patient, kind and courteous. The doctors were excellent! The doctors took the time to explain and patiently answer any questions I had.

Comanika M.

Everyone was friendly, hospitable and very professional. It was a very positive experience. We worked together for a common goal, getting me better!

Ricky J.

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are excellent in the work they do. They take their time with each patient and make sure you walk away with an understanding of exactly what you're going through. I have been a patient here twice and I could 100% assure you that you will have a great experience. Further the physicians are very knowledgeable and experienced at what they do. Moreover, the entire staff are welcoming and accommodating to your needs. I work in Entertainment, and have appeared several times on television (Google "David Wells and Ricky Johnson). I recommend and trust Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians.

Mariana D.

Ortho Sport and Spine is a great place to get treated at. The staff is nice and caring. They make you feel like you're their #1 priority and that's great. Great fast service. I highly recommend this facility.

Fredrick S.

Everything was great didn’t have to wait a long time . Everyone was great . As I went to the procedure I told them I was afraid of needles and they went about making the whole visit relaxing for me THANKS !!!!!!!!

Scott D.

This place treated my broken hand after a car accident and they are the very best! Lovely office, attentive staff,responsive doctors and everything was right there on site for X-rays and procedures. Got state of the art custom fitted splint that made life easy and they put my mind at ease.

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