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Shoulder

The Montefiore Approach

The Shoulder Division at Montefiore brings together a tremendous breadth of expertise to treat a wide range of disorders affecting the shoulder and shoulder girdle. Our faculty possess a wealth of clinical experience and knowledge, providing every patient with specialized and individualized attention.

Our fellowship-trained surgeons work closely with experts in non-operative specialties like rehabilitation medicine, physical and occupational therapy, rheumatology, musculoskeletal radiology and pain management to offer patients the most comprehensive and innovative treatment options available.

As an academic medical center, we are constantly engaged in discovering and exploring new innovations in the field. Our participation in biomechanical and clinical research allows us to investigate novel approaches and treatments for the advancement of care within our own health system and beyond.

The experience of our patients and their loved ones—not simply their ailments—demands our full attention. Your dedicated care team will be there to discuss your condition, answer questions, assess treatment options and develop a treatment strategy that is best for you.

Disorders of the shoulder and shoulder girdle represent some of the most common and debilitating orthopaedic conditions. These injuries and conditions can cause significant pain and dysfunction, interfering with work, recreation and everyday life.

At Montefiore, we believe that optimal outcomes are the product of thorough evaluations, accurate diagnoses and intelligent, patient-specific treatment plans developed through years of clinical experience and evidence-based medicine.

Using a collaborative approach, our operative and non-operative specialists work together to assess and customize a patient-specific treatment plan.

As an academic medical center, we are deeply committed to advancing the science of medicine. Together with our Albert Einstein College of Medicine, one of the highest NIH-funded institutions in the country, we work toward excellence in shoulder study and care. Our Multidisciplinary Shoulder Research Group, composed of clinicians, basic scientists, coordinators and other researchers, is dedicated to unveiling the causes of pain and discovering innovative ways to improve clinical outcomes. We routinely participate in multi-center research studies and publish our results in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Conditions We Treat

Montefiore treats a vast spectrum of conditions, a selection of which are listed below. In addition to these, we have experience treating many other conditions. Please contact us to schedule a consultation to review and discuss your specific healthcare needs.

Some Common Conditions
  • Multi-directional laxity
  • Traumatic shoulder dislocation
  • Superior labral tear
  • Rotator cuff disease (bursitis)
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Biceps tenosynovitis
  • Proximal humerus fracture
  • Scapula fracture
  • Clavicle fracture
  • Acromioclavicular joint injuries (shoulder separation)
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Humerus fracture/non-union
The collarbone (clavicle) is one of the main bones of the shoulder joint. It holds the shoulder up and, along with the shoulder blade (scapula) and acromioclavicular (AC) joint, provides stability and strength to the shoulder. The collarbone also protects nerves and blood vessels from the neck to the shoulder. A broken collarbone is usually caused by direct contact to the collarbone or to the outside of the shoulder. This often occurs when playing sports such as football, wrestling, or ice hockey. Read More
Minor arm injuries are common. Symptoms often develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or an injury. Arm injuries are often caused by:Your child may injure his or her arm during sports or play or from accidental falls. The chance of having an injury is higher in contact sports (such as wrestling, football, or soccer) and in high-speed sports (such as biking, in-line skating, skiing, snowboarding, and skateboarding). Forearms, wrists, hands, and fingers are injured most often. An injury to the end of a long bone near a joint may harm the growth plate and needs to be checked by a doctor. Read More
A shoulder separation is the partial or complete separation of two parts of the shoulder: the collarbone (clavicle) and the end of the shoulder blade (acromion). The collarbone and the shoulder blade (scapula) are connected by the acromioclavicular (AC) joint, which is held together primarily by the acromioclavicular (AC) and the coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments. In a shoulder separation (also called an acromioclavicular joint injury), these ligaments are partially or completely torn. A shoulder separation is classified according to how severely these ligaments are injured: Read More
A SLAP tear is a specific kind of injury to your shoulder. To help make your shoulder more stable, there is a ring of firm tissue, called the labrum, around your shoulder socket. The labrum (say "LAY-brum") helps keep your arm bone in the shoulder socket. Read More
The rotator cuff is a group of tough, flexible fibers (tendons) and muscles in the shoulder. Rotator cuff disorders occur when tissues in the shoulder get irritated or damaged. Rotator cuff disorders include:The shoulder is a joint with three main bones: the upper arm bone (humerus), the collarbone (clavicle), and the shoulder blade (scapula). The bones are held together by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The rotator cuff keeps the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket and lets you raise and twist your arm. Read More
Minor shoulder problems, such as sore muscles and aches and pains, are common. Shoulder problems develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or an injury. They can also be caused by the natural process of aging.Your shoulder joints move every time you move your arms. To better understand shoulder problems and injuries, you may want to review the anatomy and function of the shoulder. The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint with three main bones: the upper arm bone (humerus), collarbone (clavicle), and shoulder blade (scapula). These bones are held together by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. Because of this mobility, the shoulder is more likely to be injured or cause problems. The acromioclavicular (AC) joint, which lies over the top of the shoulder, is also easily injured. Read More

Our Treatments

While most shoulder and shoulder girdle injuries can be effectively treated with non-surgical intervention, in some instances, surgery represents the most effective solution. Our team offers patients a wide spectrum of cutting-edge surgical techniques, including arthroscopy, fracture fixation and total shoulder replacement. For those seeking further information, we have included a few examples of common procedures that we perform at Montefiore.

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