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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview of Shoulder and Elbow Pain

The shoulder is made up of several layers, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, bursa and the rotator cuff. Common shoulder and elbow problems are dislocation, separation, bursitis, tendinitis, rotator cuff tear and fractures.

The shoulder is made up of several layers, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, bursa and the rotator cuff. Common shoulder and elbow problems are dislocation, separation, bursitis, tendinitis, rotator cuff tear and fractures.

  • Dislocations​
  • Strains and Sprains​
  • Golfer’s and Baseball Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)​
  • Tennis Elbow​

Shoulder and Elbow Pain Treatment

We treat every kind of shoulder pain, from rotator cuff and labrum tears to reverse total shoulder replacement and everything in between. Here at Baylor Scott & White Health, we provide advanced technologies in the diagnosis, management and treatment of shoulder conditions. We take a multidisciplinary approach to care in order to minimize shoulder pain and quickly restore function. ​There are several different treatment plans tailored to each specific type of shoulder and elbow injury. For shoulder pain that doesn't respond other treatments, shoulder replacement surgery may be an option.

Highly Specialized Procedures 

Baylor Scott & White Health not only offers a full array of surgical procedures to correct conditions of the upper extremities, but also features procedures that are not widely available such as reverse total shoulder replacement and revision shoulder surgery and revision shoulder replacement often through current, minimally invasive techniques.

A reverse shoulder replacement is for patients who have severe shoulder arthritis with a rotator cuff tear that is not repairable. This procedure allows patients to regain full functionality of the shoulder, pain relief and increased mobility that is not possible through a standard shoulder replacement.

Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of shoulder and elbow pain and personal preferences. Options may include:

  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Shoulder diagnosis and nonoperative management
  • Shoulder ultrasound evaluation
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder sports injuries
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Rotator cuff repair, including minimally invasive, all-arthroscopic repairs without implants
  • Instability and labral surgery
  • Biceps labral and biceps pulley injuries
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement, including minimally invasive and patient-specific anatomic implants
  • Revision shoulder surgery
  • Revision shoulder replacement, including current, minimally invasive techniques​
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