Instability of the shoulder joint can be due to several causes. A common reason for an unstable shoulder occurs after a shoulder dislocation. When the ball dislocates from the shoulder joint, ligaments may tear and the lining of the shoulder joint – the capsule – stretches and cannot hold the shoulder joint in place. The ligament tear is often called a Bankart lesion.
At Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics, our team of specialists led by Dr. Kaminsky and Dr. Baxter understands the factors that can contribute to shoulder instability symptoms. We prioritize finding an effective treatment plan tailored to each individual patient's needs. Often, this includes leading-edge, minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder instability surgery to repair the damaged tissue, restoring stability and function of the joint.
If you're experiencing pain and loss of mobility as a result of shoulder instability or have a history of shoulder dislocation, contact us today to discuss your treatment options. Dr. Kaminsky, Dr. Baxter, and the team at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics are committed to helping you find a solution that will allow you to return to healthy, active living.
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Treatment of shoulder dislocations and/or instability depends on the type and cause of the instability or dislocation, the age of the patient, and activity level, among other factors. Often, traumatic dislocations are treated surgically, while patients who develop instability without an injury are treated with an exercise program designed to control the shoulder with improved muscle balance and tone.
Although many procedures have been developed to tighten an unstable shoulder and repair torn ligaments, most of these procedures require an incision and may injure deep tendons. At Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics, we understand the need for successful and minimally invasive solutions. That's why we offer several state-of-the-art arthroscopic procedures designed to provide quick recovery times and optimal results. Our team is committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome.
For some patients, shoulder replacement surgery -- also known as shoulder arthroplasty may be necessary. Our experienced team is well-equipped to provide comprehensive care and support throughout this process as well.
Shoulder instability can occur from activities that stretch the shoulder joint repetitively, such as baseball pitching. Instability can also occur without an injury or sports. This type of instability is often called multidirectional instability, and these patients often are very flexible or “double jointed.” Instability can be very subtle and can be confused with other shoulder conditions.
Younger patients are more likely to dislocate the shoulder again than older patients. Shoulder dislocations can also cause other injuries to the shoulder, such as a rotator cuff tear.
Yes. Shoulder injury physical therapy is also recommended after surgery to help regain strength, stability, and range of motion. Our are specially trained in shoulder rehabilitation and work with patients to develop a customized program to optimally restore shoulder function.
Yes! The team at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics accepts insurance from a wide range of providers across the Greater Nashville area. To learn more about our list of accepted providers, visit our here on the website.