Shoulder and Elbow
The most common symptom of any orthopedic condition is excruciating pain that prevents a person from carrying out their daily tasks and interferes with getting a full night’s rest. The Nebraska Medical Center provides comprehensive orthopaedic treatment options for conditions such as:
- Shoulder Arthritis
- Elbow Arthritis
- Shoulder Dislocations
- Elbow Dislocations
- Shoulder Fractures
- Elbow Fractures
- Rotator Cuff and Tendon Tears
In the past patients with arthritis who underwent shoulder and elbow replacement would often experience several months of recovery with limited range of motion. Hip replacement principles were applied to shoulder replacements because they are both ball and socket joints. As physicians continue to study these two procedures, they have found dissimilarities in the two and continue to revise the methods used in shoulder replacement. Today, better diagnosis and treatment options are available than before yielding better results. Medical professionals at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Omaha work to improve the bone incorporation into shoulder implants, making the use of bone cement unnecessary.
Make an appointment to visit with a skilled shoulder and elbow specialist at The Nebraska Medical Center.