Several tendons combined with muscles and joints make your shoulder and keep your arm bone centered in the rounded socket (also known as the glenoid) in your shoulder blade. As significant as the mobility of our shoulder is in enabling us to perform our daily tasks, it is this mobility that can cause instability or impingement (which can lead to bursitis and tendinitis, causing pain and limiting movement) of the bony structures or soft tissue in your shoulder.
Most shoulder problems fall under four major categories:
1. Tendon inflammation (bursitis or tendinitis) or tendon tear
4. Fracture (broken bone)
While other much less common causes of shoulder pain are tumors, infection, and nerve-related problems.
Factors like advancing age, long-term overuse and wear and tear, or a sudden injury can cause splitting or tears in the tendons, which could either be partial or the tendon may completely be detached from the bone.
Dr. Wilson specializes in shoulder arthroscopy for shoulder conditions like rotator cuff tears, dislocations, total shoulder replacements, reverse total shoulder replacements, and traumatic injuries. His specialized training at the ALPS Surgery Institute in France has allowed Dr. Wilson to gain specific skills and expertise in various arthroscopic and open shoulder procedures and treatments that are not commonly utilized here in the U.S, which makes him a straight away go-to for your shoulder conditions in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Information About Shoulder Conditions and Procedures
Shoulder and Elbow Conditions (AAOS)
Rotator Cuff Repair (LIFTMYARM.COM)
Rotator Cuff Repair (AAOSM)
Shoulder Replacement (AAOSM)
Shoulder Replacement (NIH)
Shoulder Replacement (AAOS)
Shoulder Arthroscopy (NIH)
Shoulder Arthroscopy (AAOS)
Dr. Joe Wilson can provide a complimentary review of your shoulder or knee x-rays and/or MRI to determine if a consultation in our office may be beneficial to you.