Minimally invasive procedure for shoulder pain available at Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute
New minimally invasive procedure for shoulder pain available at Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute
Shoulder pain is a common complaint from patients seen at the Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Common sources of shoulder pain for active athletes are the rotator cuff and impingement (when the arm bangs into the shoulder joint), but our orthopedic surgeons have found another source of anterior shoulder pain: the biceps tendon.
Pain may be treated conservatively with activity modifications and medications. However, if conservative treatment proves unsuccessful, another option is a new arthroscopic procedure, which has been recognized by the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, that is less invasive, with higher return to function, minimal risk of complications, and less pain.
Hear from one of our patients here in South Florida about her experience with this new procedure, which re-routes the biceps tendon using a minimally invasive approach that results in full range of motion and a faster return to the patient's active lifestyle.
Learn more about Dr. Francis "Frank" McCormick by visiting his online physician profile: Francis McCormick, MD.
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