Shoulder and Elbow
The risk of upper-extremity, degenerative injuries increases in a population that remains active in recreational activites well into its 60s and beyond. There are a multitude of shoulder and elbow injuries that can prevent individuals from living an active, pain-free life.
Surgeons of the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center cover every kind of complex condition of the shoulder and elbow, including:
- Rotator cuff
- Shoulder replacement
- Fracture repair
- Instability of the shoulder
They have a wealth of experience - more than other surgeons in the Akron area - and perform thousands of procedures each year.
The Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center will treat shoulder and elbow conditions in patients ranging from pediatrics to senior citizens. It has three fellowship-trained shoulder specialists on staff.
Surgeons cover conditions in the shoulder that include tendon transfers and fracture work, as well as joint replacement, rotator cuff and instability surgeries. They also perform arthroscopic reconstructions.
One procedure, reverse shoulder replacement, can offer patients with an irreparable rotator cuff and no overhead function the ability to improve their range of motion and eliminate their pain.
However, not every condition requires surgical reconstruction, and the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center has skilled, non-surgical professionals to tailor a treatment plan specific to a patient's condition.
Some patients with rotator cuff problems, for example, can be treated non-surgically with a modification of activities, physical therapy, injections and anti-inflammatory drugs.
The wealth of experience of the shoulder specialists of the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center - both in terms of training and case volume - helps deliver an exceptionally high level of care and surgical expertise to patients.
To schedule an appointment with a shoulder specialist, go to Find a Physician.