Treating Shoulder Injuries in North Houston
Shoulder injuries can affect you at almost any age; years of regular use can cause you to develop shoulder stiffness, loss of motion, and sometimes even arthritis. If you are a young athlete, you are at risk of various shoulder injuries, such as rotator cuff tears, impingements, dislocations, and separations. If you have pain in your shoulders for any reason, you need to have access to the best possible orthopaedic care. Turn to us here at KSF Orthopaedic Center in North Houston for expert shoulder treatment and care; give us a call at (281) 440-6960.
Shoulder Issues We Treat
Shoulder issues can cause a lot of disruption to your everyday life, and that can get frustrating. At KSF Orthopaedic Center, we are committed to alleviating your pain and resolving your shoulder problems, allowing you to get back to a life without shoulder pain. In the majority of cases, we will pursue nonsurgical solutions first, which should be enough to resolve your shoulder problems.
Do you have a shoulder injury that makes doing tasks, such as getting dressed, difficult and painful? You may be suffering from a rotator cuff tear; this is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Here at KSF Orthopaedic Center, our orthopaedic doctor has a variety of noninvasive treatment options at their disposal. We may propose that you modify your daily activities or that you start treatment with anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. In worse cases, we may involve our shoulder surgeons, who will perform rotator cuff surgery.
If you have shoulder joint issues that can’t be relieved with nonsurgical options, our orthopaedic doctor may recommend that you receive shoulder joint replacement surgery. This orthopaedics treatment may be what you need to get back to your daily activities if your shoulder pain is hindering you too much. If you are considering this type of orthopaedic care, our skilled orthopaedic surgeon will talk you through the whole process and ensure you understand the procedure.
Shoulder impingement is caused by pressure on the rotator cuff from part of the shoulder blade as you lift your arm. If you suffer from this condition, KSF Orthopaedic Center can help. First, we will recommend noninvasive options, such as activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy. In the event this type of orthopaedic therapy doesn’t get your pain down to an acceptable level, we may consider a surgical option.
Do you suffer from recurrent instability of your shoulder? If your shoulder repeatedly comes out of the socket, it can cause the socket to wear away. Thankfully, KSF Orthopaedic Center is home to a doctor who can correct this issue. Dr. Michael S. George is one of the few surgeons in the country with the expertise necessary to perform these kinds of orthopaedic treatments, so call us now at (281) 440-6960 to book an appointment with him.
Forms of Shoulder Injuries
The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint held together by a collection of muscles, tendons and ligaments that comprise a number of supporting systems. These connective tissues can be subject to a number of different types of injuries.
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles connected to the shoulder blade that rotate the shoulder. As many athletes know, the rotator cuff can be torn in a variety of ways.
The bursa is a small fluid-filled sac between the rotator cuff and acromion. The bursa might suffer inflammation – bursitis – which can be painful.
The labrum is a pocket of soft tissue in the shoulder that stabilizes the ball in its socket and also serves as the attachment of the biceps tendon. The labrum can be torn when the shoulder is dislocated.
Dr. Stewart Michael Dean is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. He attended medical school at University of Texas at Houston where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the Medical Honor Society. He then completed a five-year residency in University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His interest in medicine and his desire to use his hands led him to orthopaedic surgery. “I’ve always been active in sports,” Dr. Dean says. “I played football in high school and college and was lucky enough not to have any major injury. I enjoy taking care of people who are active and trying to get them back to full activities. Orthopaedic surgery allows me to use my knowledge and hands to help patients get better.”
Dr. Michael George is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he also played linebacker on the football team. He then earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University and later completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. George went on to obtain additional fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Vanderbilt University where he gained extensive experience in advanced shoulder and knee surgery. Dr. George was one of the first doctors in Houston to earn the Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
Dr. Michael George specializes in orthopaedic sports medicine, advanced arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization, distal biceps tendon repair, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, multiligament knee reconstruction, total shoulder replacement and total knee replacement. He sees patients at the Willowbrook and Springwoods Village office locations in Houston.