shoulderxrayNot too long ago, the common approach to shoulder problems always began with taking pills to mask pain and strengthen remaining structures to take up the slack for damaged ligaments and tendons. This was usually supplemented with repetitive cortisone injections. The negative consequences of prolonged anti-inflammatory medicine use and cortisone injections have now been delineated. The Center for Advanced Sports Medicine Knee and Shoulder believes in minimally invasive mechanical solutions to mechanical problems, with medicines used to help the patient thru rehabilitation, not replace it.

Our shoulder practice cares for patients from adolescents to senior citizens, with particular emphasis on realistically maximizing outcomes. Treatment choices and consequences are thoroughly explained, so we can help optimize and individualize each patient’s care.


The Oxford® Unicompartmental Arthroplasty

Meniscal Transplant

Cartilage Restoration

Common Problems Treated:

  • Shoulder Instability
  • Labral Tears
  • Impingement
  • Biceps Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Arthropathy
  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Frozen Shoulders

Common Surgical Procedures:

  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair (SLAP and Bankart)
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty (Subacromial Decompression)
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic and Open Cartilage Repair
  • Shoulder Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Tuberplasty Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Revision Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Release of Adhesions

Cutting-Edge Concepts:

  • Tuberplasty As An Alternative to Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Subchondroplasty For Early Arthritis
  • Scapulothoracic Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Releases and Decompression of Axillary and Supriscapular Nerve