Until it was injured, you probably didn’t realize how important your shoulder is to your everyday activities. It has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body and needs to have the right balance of strength, flexibility and stability to prevent pain and injury.
There’s no need to suffer with the pain and stop doing what you like to do.
“Commonly, shoulder pain improves with conservative management, such as a customized regimen of medications, injections, and physical therapy. After diagnosing your condition, we will discuss your options and recommend a treatment plan to best suit your needs,” explains Dr. Damion Harris who is a board certified orthopedic surgeon practicing at Henry County Center for Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine.
If conservative treatment doesn’t work, shoulder surgery can be an option. Dr. Harris, who has specialized expertise and training in complex shoulder surgery including shoulder replacement surgery, also called shoulder arthroplasty that is a successful, pain-relieving option for many people.
In addition to regular shoulder replacement, Dr. Harris is trained to perform reverse shoulder arthoplasty. This surgical procedure often is used for people who have shoulder arthritis coupled with an irreparable rotator cuff tear or those with very complex shoulder problems, including previous failed surgical treatments.
Dr. Harris provides care for shoulder problems that can come from conditions such as arthritis, sports injuries and falls including:
• Arthritic Shoulders
• Dislocation and Instability
• Frozen and Unstable Shoulders
• Labral Tears
• Rotator Cuff Tear
• Shoulder Arthroplasty
• Reverse Shoulder Arthroscopy
• Total Shoulder Replacement
Dr. Harris recently received a PRC Award for being in the top 5% in the Nation for Overall Doctor Rating. He was compared to 2,293 other surgical specialist providers who participate in the PRC phone surveys which measure patient’s satisfaction with their provider. Dr. Harris impressively scored 100 percent ‘Excellent’ among the patients who completed a survey for him.
To see what pain relieving options are available for your shoulder, call for an appointment with Dr. Harris at Henry County Center for Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine in New Castle at 765.521.7385.
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