Open Repair Surgery for Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Injuries

The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy

Orthopedic surgeons at The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center specialize in various types of surgery, including open repair and arthroscopic surgery. Patients from across the Baltimore region seek the clinical and surgical expertise of Mercy's doctors for shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions.  

What is Open Repair Surgery?

Open repair surgery, or traditional surgery, enables orthopedic surgeons to directly view and access the area needing surgery. Open surgery involves longer incisions than minimally invasive surgery such as arthroscopic surgery.     

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When is Open Repair Surgery the best option?

Open repair surgery may be the best treatment option for:

  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Bicep tenodesis
  • Distal clavicle excision
  • Capsular shift
  • Capsular release
  • Bankart repair
  • Latarjet procedure
  • Suprascapular nerve decompression
  • Tumor excision
  • Pectoralis tendon transfer
  • Shoulder fusion
  • Elbow fusion
  • Open debridement
  • Ligament repair and reconstruction
  • Lateral epicondylectomy debridement
  • Medial epicondylectomy debridement
  • Distal bicep repair
  • Distal tricep repair
  • Ulnar nerve decompression
  • Amputation 
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