Shoulder & Elbow

The shoulder & elbow team at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers treats a variety of conditions and sports-related injuries, including rotator cuff tears, tendonitis, labral tears, frozen shoulder and advanced arthroscopic procedures.

Most common shoulder injuries include:

  • Rotator cuff tendinitis - Inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons and the surrounding tissues.
  • Rotator cuff tear - Varies from partial tearing to complete tearing of the rotator cuff muscles or tendons.
  • Labral tears - Labral tissue (surrounding lip of cartilage around the socket which provides the attachment of the ligaments in the shoulder). Usually torn by dislocation, but can sometimes become injured from overuse.
  • Frozen shoulder - When the shoulder becomes painful and loses motion due to inflammation. No specific injury is required.

In addition, Dr. R. Michael Greiwe has developed a new shoulder replacement procedure, the "Rotator Cuff Sparing Method for Total Shoulder Replacement" - and you can learn more about that procedure HERE.