Is it difficult getting dressed because of shoulder pain? At Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists, we take pride in helping our patients achieve optimum health and function. When you come in for a visit, you are warmly welcomed by our expert staff of doctors and therapists. It is important to us that you participate actively in making proper health care decisions, so we work as a team to inform you of your condition and the possible options available to you. We take our work very seriously and understand that if you need a shoulder replacement in San Diego, you want to go to someone with experience and compassion. Dr. William W. Winternitz, Jr. has over 18 years of experience. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine.
Shoulder replacement in San Diego is performed by a specialist in repairing shoulder injuries. When the rotator cuff is involved, a small, sharp bone spur grinding away at the smooth tendons of your rotator cuff is the likely cause. Get rid of the spur, the tear, and the pain in a single morning. Three bandaid surgery is performed through the arthroscope. If your shoulder is unstable and comes out of its socket, either partially or completely, arthroscopic surgery will also repair this injury. This procedure is minimally invasive and uses tiny incisions to allow a small arthroscope to be placed within the shoulder joint. A camera relays the images on to a larger screen so the doctor has a clear view of the injury and the repair. Recovery time is quick and there is minimal post-operative pain. A shoulder replacement requires open surgery with block anesthesia so patients are very comfortable and many going through the entire process without narcotics.
Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening. Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems, but they can occur in anyone. For exceptional care during your shoulder replacement in San Diego, let us take care of you.