Treating Injury & Chronic Pain With Shoulder Surgery in Arizona
Shoulder surgery describes a group of procedures that are performed to repair a shoulder injury or damage to the joint. You may be eligible for shoulder repair if you have a shoulder injury or chronic condition caused by overuse, aging, or disease.
If you or a loved one is experiencing shoulder pain and noninvasive therapies haven’t been successful, Dignity Health performs a range of common shoulder procedures, including arthroscopic shoulder surgery (minimally invasive), open shoulder surgery, joint replacement, and rotator cuff repair. During arthroscopy, a skilled surgeon is able to look inside the shoulder joint and make repairs.
To learn more about minimally invasive shoulder surgery in Arizona, Find a Doctor near you today at Dignity Health. Our providers are committed to helping people of all ages experience healing and greater range of motion with less pain.
Are You a Candidate for Shoulder Surgery?
If an injury or ongoing condition hasn’t been successfully treated through physical therapy and medication, your doctor may recommend surgery.
Dignity Health can treat the following conditions with shoulder surgery in Arizona:
- Shoulder fracture
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder injuries
- Cartilage tears
- Recurrent shoulder dislocation
- Shoulder separation
- Torn rotator cuff
Speak with an orthopedic provider at Dignity Health to see if you are a candidate for open or minimally invasive surgery.
What to Expect at Dignity Health
If you are eligible for shoulder surgery, our orthopedic surgeons perform open, mini-open, and minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures. Depending on your specific injury or condition, you may be a candidate for mini-open or arthroscopic surgery, which results in less pain, smaller incisions, and a quicker recovery time. Depending on the type of surgery you have, you may need to spend a few nights in the hospital to recover, or be able to go home the same day.
For complete orthopedic care, visit one of these Dignity Health hospitals in Arizona:
- St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center Glendale, AZ
- St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (Phoenix, AZ)
- Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Gilbert, AZ
- Chandler Regional Medical Center (Chandler, AZ)
To receive personalized care with humankindness, find a Dignity Health location near you.
Shoulder Surgery Recovery
During your recovery process, you may need to wear a shoulder sling to help keep your arm stabilized while your shoulder heals. Physical therapy will be an important part of recovery. These exercises will help prevent joint stiffness and promote proper joint function.
A full recovery from shoulder surgery may take several weeks or months, depending on your age, overall health, and extent of the procedure. Your provider team at Dignity Health will give you special instructions on how to care for your shoulder and when it will be safe to return to normal activities.
At Dignity Health, our orthopedic surgeons perform minimally invasive shoulder surgery in Arizona, to repair injuries and restore momentum.