Shoulder Care

The shoulder is comprised of the clavicle (collarbone), scapula (shoulder blade), and humerus (upper arm bone), as well as numerous muscles, ligaments, and tendons. We utilize our shoulders for both mobility and stability, including lifting, pushing, and pulling. The shoulder is a common source of aches and pains, often the result of repetitive motion used in sports, at work, or during daily activities. Orthopedic injuries and conditions associated with shoulder discomfort range from tendinitis, arthritis, and bursitis to fractures, rotator cuff injuries, and instabilities. To read more about shoulder conditions, click here.

 At OrthoNorCal Orthopedic Specialists, our specialty-trained and experienced shoulder surgeons are recognized as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries and conditions. Common surgical procedures our shoulder surgeons perform include arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic labral repair, total shoulder replacement, reverse total shoulder replacement, complex fracture repair, biceps tendon repair, and shoulder resurfacing among many other techniques. 

Shoulder Educational Articles

Impingement and Bursitis in the Shoulder

Impingement and Bursitis in the Shoulder

Introduction The design of the shoulder gives it an extensive range-of-motion, but little stability. An injury to the shoulder or wear and tear of the joint can lead to pain or stiffness. Pain in the shoulder may be mistakenly called bursitis. Bursitis...

Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder

Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder

Introduction Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder occurs when calcium deposits form on the tendons of your shoulder. The tissues around the deposit can become inflamed, causing a great deal of shoulder pain. This condition is fairly common and most often...

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Separation

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Separation

Introduction A shoulder separation is a fairly common injury, especially in certain sports. Most shoulder separations are actually injuries to the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. The AC joint is the connection between the scapula (shoulder blade) and the...

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