When to Consider Shoulder Surgery

When to Consider Shoulder Surgery

When to Consider Shoulder Surgery
When to Consider Shoulder Surgery

The shoulder joint is one of the most commonly injured joints in the human body. It is incredibly flexible and movable, but unfortunately, it is also prone to injury. This explains why numerous shoulder surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year.

As with all orthopedic injuries or conditions, physicians aim to provide patients with non-surgical treatments when possible. If these conservative approaches fail to ease symptoms, it may be time to consider shoulder surgery.

Your surgeon may recommend surgery for you if you are experiencing the following:

  • Pain that doesn’t subside with non-surgical treatments
  • Significant weakness
  • A frozen shoulder that hasn’t improved after 6 months
  • Pain that radiates to other areas
  • Shoulder instability/frequent dislocation
  • You have a significant or complete tear
  • Pain that keeps you awake at night
  • Prolonged impaired movement
  • You’re an athlete that needs to get back to your sport quickly
  • Your job is dependent on your physical wellness and your injury impairs your ability to work
  • Advanced joint disorder

If you have tried all appropriate non-surgical measures to treat your injury but you are still experiencing pain or impairment, call us today. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Chandra will determine if shoulder surgery is right for you. Our goal is to provide you with restored mobility and pain elimination so you can get back to the things you enjoy.

Dr. Ramesh Chandra has been practicing orthopaedic surgery in the Washington DC Metropolitan area since 1984. The Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is easily accessed from anywhere in the Washington DC metropolitan area, with offices located in Falls Church, Reston/Herndon, and Tysons Corner.

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