Rotator Cuff Injury Manhattan, NYC

Are you an athlete who is experiencing severe pain and/or limited movement in the shoulder? You may have a rotator cuff injury. Rotator cuff injuries are often the result of a fall or tackle, but could also be the result of excessive repetitive motion. Improper practice techniques during throwing or lifting weights can take a serious toll. Neglected, the condition will worsen, and may result in permanent damage.

If you are an athlete with a rotator cuff injury, whether amateur or professional, you need an orthopaedic doctor that is knowledgeable in sports medicine. If you live in the Manhattan, New York area, consider the Columbia Center for Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine. We have no average doctors on our staff, each doctor is recognized as an expert in his field. Our doctor's esteemed list of clients includes the New York Yankees and the New York Nicks, and you can be assured that you will receive the same stellar care.

The shoulder is a very complex joint, so only one of our orthopaedic surgeons can diagnosis your condition. The term “rotator cuff” refers to the muscles and tendons that connect your upper arm bone to your shoulder blade. This group of tissues hold the ball of your upper arm bone firmly in your socket. If a rotator cuff injury is identified early on, most of the time it can be treated with a combination of physical therapy and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or other medications. However, in some cases surgery may be necessary.

In the event that surgery is necessary, our team of orthopedic surgeons is each skilled in the latest surgical techniques, including arthroscopic surgical procedures. In arthroscopic surgery, an arthroscope (tiny camera), is used in combination with a series of small incisions to perform a minimally invasive surgery. This method is used to repair the tissues of the rotator cuff when the tear or injury is severe.

The first step to recovery is to call the Columbia Center for Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine and set up an appointment today. You only get one body, take it seriously. Why go another day with an untreated injury?