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Shoulder Arthroscopy

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Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedure performed for joint problems. Shoulder arthroscopy is performed using a pencil-sized instrument called an arthroscope. The arthroscope consists of a light system and camera that projects images of the surgical site onto a computer screen for your surgeon to clearly view.

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

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Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is a minimally invasive surgery performed through tiny incisions, about 1 cm each, with an arthroscope. The arthroscope is a small fiber-optic viewing instrument made up of a tiny lens, light source and video camera.

Rotium Implant

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Implant has been shown to increase the repair strength by enhancing the regeneration of healthy tendon tissue thru nanofiber technology Rotator cuff tears are a frequent cause of shoulder pain and disability in the United States and many patients undergo surgery to treat the problem with about 450,000 procedures done annually.

Labral Repair

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Traumatic injury to the shoulder or overuse of the shoulder by excessive throwing or weightlifting can cause a labral tear. In addition, the ageing process may weaken the labrum, leading to injury secondary to wear and tear.Shoulder labrum reconstruction is a surgery to repair the torn labrum.

Bicep Tenodesis

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Proximal biceps tenodesis is the surgical reattachment of a torn proximal biceps tendon, which connects the upper part of your biceps muscle to the shoulder. Your doctor will look for specific signs such as the ‘Popeye Muscle’ sign where the biceps muscle bunches up near the elbow which implies a complete rupture of the proximal tendon.

Total Shoulder Replacement

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Shoulder replacement surgery is a quality of life procedure, therefore, the impact that the arthritis has on one’s happiness should be one of the greatest factors in deciding on whether to proceed or not. For every individual this may vary.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

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The reverse shoulder replacement is a remarkable device that has truly revolutionized shoulder replacement surgery. Prior to its development, patients suffering from shoulder arthritis with a large rotator cuff tear or those with simply a large irreparable tear without arthritis had very few treatment options.

Management of Fractures

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A bone fracture is a medical condition in which a bone is cracked or broken. It is a break in the continuity of the bone. While many fractures are the result of high force impact or stress, bone fracture can also occur because of certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis.

Second Opinion/Revision Shoulder Surgery

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You as a patient have the right to the proper care of your shoulder condition. You also have the right to be comfortable and knowledgeable in the recommended treatment course with your surgeon. If you have seen an orthopedic specialist for your shoulder problem and surgery has been advised, you may contact Dr. Badman if you would like a second opinion.

In Office Ultrasound for Rotator Cuff Tear Diagnosis

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Musculoskeletal ultrasound is an injury assessment technique that uses sound waves to create images of painful or injured soft tissues in the extremities. The images are transferred to a computer and then read by Dr. Badman to give an accurate assessment, helping to guide the treatment and rehabilitation process.

Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction

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Patients with massive irreparable rotator cuff tears are typically met with very limited options. When conservative measures such as injections and therapy have failed and patients continue to have pain, recent trends have been to surgically proceed with reverse shoulder replacement.

Lower Trapezius Tendon Transfer

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Lower trapezius tendon transfer is indicated for patients with a massive rotator cuff tear and loss of external rotation strength of their arm. Patients are unable to control their arm in the horizontal plane and cannot maintain their arm in the position of a throwing motion.

SLAP Repair

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A SLAP repair is an arthroscopic shoulder procedure to treat a specific type of injury to the labrum called a SLAP tear. Your shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint made up of the upper arm bone, the shoulder blade, and the collarbone. The head of the upper arm bone fits into the socket of the shoulder joint known as the glenoid cavity.

Latarjet Procedure

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The joint is stabilized by the labrum, a cartilaginous rim of the glenoid cavity, and the capsule, a series of ligaments that enclose the joint. Injury and trauma can tear or stretch the labrum and/or ligaments, causing instability and dislocation of the joint. The shoulder can dislocate in front (anterior), down (inferior) or behind (posterior), but anterior dislocation is the most common.

Subacromial Decompression

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Subacromial decompression is a surgical procedure performed for the treatment of a condition called shoulder impingement. In shoulder impingement, the degree of space between the rotator cuff tendon and shoulder blade is decreased due to irritation and swelling of the bursa or due to development of bone spurs.