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Shoulder Services

Shoulder Conditions

Shoulder conditions can have a profound impact on quality of life, your family, and friends. There are a wide range of shoulder conditions, and every person is different, so symptoms of conditions may present differently for different people. Symptoms also vary depending on the condition, its severity, location, and other factors.

The shoulder allows for a wide range of movement. Any time you shrug your shoulders, raise your hands, or reach for anything, you’re taking advantage of the fact that your shoulder joints allow for a lot of movement. This is possible because of bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons working together in the joints of the shoulder.

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator cuff injury is very common and very painful. People who work or perform in a manner that requires repetitive stress on the rotator cuff tendons, like those who do work that requires extensive arm lifting, and anyone over the age of 40 could potentially suffer from a rotator cuff tear. Symptoms include arm weakness or pain when lifting, making specific movements, or rotating the arm, pain when resting on the affected shoulder, and a crackling sensation in the shoulder when performing certain movements. Pain from rotator cuff damage increases as time goes on.

Shoulder Treatments

Diseases and disorders in the shoulder can have a profound impact on quality of life, your family, and friends. There are a wide range of treatment options that may greatly improve your condition.

Treatment options will vary depending on the condition and the condition’s location, severity, and other characteristics. Other factors, like your general health and other conditions you may have, may also affect your treatment options. Your doctor will work with you to determine your condition and best treatment plan to help you get back to a better way of life.

Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator cuff repair involves arthroscopic surgery, which is a minimally invasive procedure to reach the rotator cuff and debride, or smooth out, the bone spurs that form and cause pain. If there are tears in the rotator cuff itself, Dr. Baxter will use special tools to repair small tears. Larger tears may require open surgery.

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2018/06/29
Rotator Cuff Repair

"Almost 5 months since my rotator cuff repair, and I feel great! It's not that bad, and if you follow doctor s orders, go to physical therapy, do your physical therapy homework, you will be amazed at how quickly you will get your life back. I hope to never need this surgery again, but if I do, I'll be right back with Dr.Baxter."

2018/03/05
Labral Surgery

"Just had labral surgery on my shoulder, Dr. Baxter is awesome. The pain after surgery was very little. As long as I take it easy and give it time to heal it will be great. After 5 weeks I feel like I have never had surgery."

2017/10/04
Rotator Cuff Surgery

"Dr. Baxter did a great job on my left rotator cup. I am 55 years of age and had pain in my shoulder for years, there is no more pain and I feel great. The staff were awesome through out the entire process. Even the staff in post op, took great care and made the experience more pleasant. Great job by all the staff here at Hughston Clinic."

2017/10/04
Rotator Cuff Repair

"Im a firefighter and had my left rotator cuff repaired , 3 months ago, I had a similar repair a year ago and have been very pleased with the work performed by the clinic. The staff were very professional and cared greatly about my comfort. I would highly recommend this clinic and Dr. Baxter for any pain or injury related treatment."

2017/09/21
Rotator Cuff Repair

"3 months out from left shoulder rotator cuff repair, was well worth the surgery. Dr. Baxter was amazing. Others had warned of how bad surgery was. It was very easy recovery and would do it again!"