Howard Anthony Rose MD PC in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and in Manhasset, New York, offers comprehensive surgical care for many shoulder conditions. Dr. Rose can determine if you’re a candidate for surgery to repair labral tears and damaged rotator cuffs. He customizes your care plan and can often use minimally invasive techniques to help you heal faster and with less pain. Find out more about your options for shoulder surgery by calling the office of Howard Anthony Rose MD PC nearest you or by requesting an appointment through the online booking system today.
Your shoulder is a versatile joint that allows you to move your arm in a variety of positions. Because of the complex nature of this joint, you may be at higher risk for shoulder injuries from falls or high-impact activities.
Some of the most common diagnoses Dr. Rose recommends shoulder surgery are for:
The labrum is a soft tissue that supports the socket of the shoulder joint. Trauma or repetitive movements of the arm can lead to labral tears.
The biceps muscles start out as a tendon in the shoulder area before transitioning to muscles in your upper arm. Overuse or a direct impact to the shoulder can cause the biceps tendon to tear.
The rotator cuff encompasses tendons and muscles that connect your upper arm to the shoulder blade. Tears can occur from chronic inflammation in the tissue or due to trauma from falls or heavy lifting.
Shoulder instability develops when the head of your upper arm bone moves out of the shoulder socket, often due to overuse or because of an injury.
Depending on the type of shoulder injury you have, Dr. Rose customizes your surgical plan to your needs. In most cases, he’s able to use minimally invasive arthroscopy techniques to complete repairs.
Arthroscopy requires only small incisions to allow the use of a specialized scope and surgical tools. The scope has an attached light and camera that sends real-time images of your inner shoulder area to an external monitor. Dr. Rose uses special instruments and devices to reconnect tendons to bone or repair damaged tissue while watching the monitor.
If Dr. Rose determines your condition is not amenable to arthroscopic techniques, he can perform open surgery, which requires longer incisions and more recovery time.
Everyone heals differently from shoulder surgery. If you have arthroscopic surgery, you may be able to go home on the same day to start your recovery. Smaller incisions ensure you heal faster, and you can expect less pain than you might with open surgery.
You can expect to take some time off work and your usual activities to reduce your risk of injuring your shoulder again. Dr. Rose can discuss these details during your surgical evaluation.
Dr. Rose continues to monitor your recovery, and in the weeks after your procedure, he may recommend that you start physical therapy and at-home exercises to strengthen the muscles that support your shoulder joint.
If you need shoulder surgery to repair tissue tears or other damage, schedule a consultation by calling the office of Howard Anthony Rose MD PC or by requesting an appointment online today.