Shoulder Surgeon in Kirkland, WA
The shoulder is a complex joint. It is composed of three bones (clavicle, humerus, scapula), four rotator cuff tendons (subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor), and the glenoid labrum. It is the most mobile joint in the body and is prone to injury.
Dr. Fuchs is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon that specializes in diagnosing and treating shoulder injuries. Call (425) 823-4000 to schedule an appointment at our sports medicine clinic in Kirkland, WA today!
Common Shoulder Conditions and Injuries That We Treat
What are the Causes of Shoulder Pain?
Common problems in the shoulder joint include rotator cuff tears and tendinitis, impingement, labral tears, biceps tendon injuries, and instability. These injuries are best managed in a specialized setting where advanced techniques can be chosen according to each patient’s specific needs. Athletes with acute shoulder injuries need sports medicine specialty care that can help them return to sports and work as soon as possible. Minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques can be used to treat most shoulder injuries.
Will I Need a Shoulder Replacement?
Shoulder arthritis is a frequent cause of shoulder pain. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Shoulder replacement is a very effective surgery for relieving pain and improving function from arthritis.
Common Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgeries
The types of shoulder surgeries most frequently performed using the minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques include a torn rotator cuff injury, tendonitis, shoulder impingement, a torn labrum, shoulder instability, and arthritis.
Although these seem like serious shoulder problems which require traditional surgery, Dr. Robin Fuchs can treat these issues using a minimally invasive technique.
Benefits of Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgeries
Rather than a long hospital stay, you will only be in the hospital for the day and go home after the surgery is completed. There is no overnight stay needed.
Instead of a large incision and scar with traditional surgery, you will only sustain small incisions the size of a keyhole.
You will have a faster recovery with less complications.
There are less risks with minimally invasive surgery techniques.
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Schedule an Appointment with A Shoulder Specialist in Kirkland, WA
If you have experienced an injury resulting in unusual or lasting shoulder pain, contact Dr. Robin Fuchs to discuss the cause and treatment options available. To schedule an appointment at our orthopedic clinic in Kirkland, WA, please call (425) 823-4000 or request an appointment online.