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Shoulder Anatomy & Its Functions
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 shoulder tendinitis, arthritis, and bursitis to stress fractures, rotator cuff injuries, and instabilities.
Shoulder Procedures at Orthopedic Specialists
At Orthopedic Specialists, our specialty-trained and experienced shoulder orthopedic surgeons are recognized as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries and conditions. They provide an extraordinary base of shared knowledge with advanced surgery and treatment methods. They treat patients in Fort Dodge, surrounding areas of Iowa, and throughout the Midwest!
Common surgical procedures performed by our shoulder surgeons include arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic labral repair, total shoulder replacement, biceps tendon repair, and shoulder resurfacing, among many others. Although our shoulder surgeons are highly skilled in using the latest surgical methods, please be assured that they always consider using nonsurgical treatments to restore your health first.
If you are experiencing shoulder pain or discomfort, schedule an appointment with Orthopedic Specialists today!