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At The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, orthopedic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder conditions, including shoulder instability and ligament tears.
Shoulder instability occurs when the ball is not secured in the socket by the structures around the shoulder joint. The shoulder may move partially or completely out of place. Shoulder instability most often occurs following previous shoulder dislocations, with repetitive overhead movements or when double jointed.
Symptoms of shoulder instability include:
An orthopedic doctor specializing in shoulder conditions can diagnose shoulder instability during a physical exam and by taking a medical history. X-rays and MRIs may be taken to help confirm a shoulder instability diagnosis.
Shoulder instability treatment begins with non-surgical options such as:
When non-surgical options do not relieve shoulder instability, surgery is performed to repair torn or stretched ligaments. A common surgical treatment option is arthroscopic shoulder stabilization, a minimally invasive procedure.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by orthopedic surgeons specializing in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions, including but not limited to bursitis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Mercy Medical Center has been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, placing it among the top shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand hospitals.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Joseph Ciotola is a top rated hip, knee and shoulder surgeon. His expertise in anterior hip replacement makes him one of the most sought-after orthopedic surgeons in the Baltimore region for hip replacement.