At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, we specialize in treating all types of shoulder injuries, from common rotator cuff tears to more complex conditions. Our sports medicine-trained team of orthopedic surgeons works together to help you get back to a normal, pain-free life.

Our team focuses on a comprehensive approach to your shoulder injury. That means we work with you through diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation. We understand that many of our patients are eager to get back to their active lifestyle, so our goal is to find the most effective treatment with the quickest recovery possible.

What shoulder conditions are treated at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute?

Our team has expertise treating all types of shoulder injuries, including many complex shoulder conditions. At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, we treat:

  • Arthritis or osteoarthritis
  • Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis)
  • Biceps tendon tear at the shoulder
  • Breaks and fractures
  • Bursitis of the shoulder
  • Chronic shoulder pain
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Glenoid labral tear
  • Hyaline cartilage injury
  • Impingement syndrome of the shoulder
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Separated shoulder (acromioclavicular joint separation)
  • Shoulder strain or sprains
  • Swimmer’s shoulder
  • Shoulder tendonitis

How are shoulder conditions diagnosed?

At Miami Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute, we thoroughly evaluate each patient to determine the most effective treatment. Our team will use a combination of a physical exam and diagnostic tests to verify the type of shoulder problem you have. After a physical exam, we may use imaging, such as X-rays, CT scans and MRIs, to determine the extent of your injury and how best to treat it.

How are shoulder conditions treated at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute?

When treating shoulder conditions, we focus on using conservative treatments, including rest, heat and ice, and slings, whenever possible. In some cases, we may also recommend physical therapy to help rebuild strength and range of motion in your shoulder.

Some conditions, including rotator cuff injuries, may be treated with cortisone steroid injections.

Depending on your condition, we may also recommend surgery to repair torn ligaments and tendons or to remove damaged tissue. The surgery may be traditional open surgery or a minimally invasive procedure known as arthroscopic surgery. This type of surgery uses a thin camera called an arthroscope, which the doctor inserts through a small incision in the joint. The camera allows the doctor to see inside the joint and make repairs.

Conditions & Treatments 

Our team has expertise treating all types of shoulder injuries, including many complex shoulder conditions. At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, we treat:
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Who benefits from this program?

Our team has expertise in treating all types of shoulder injuries, sports-related or not. Whether you’re a professional athlete or need to regain function for your routine daily activities, we are here to care for anyone who may be experiencing shoulder problems.

Our Approach

Our Approach

When you come to Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute for shoulder treatment, you can expect:

  • Expert orthopedists, trained in sports medicine, who specialize in treating joint injuries.
  • A goal to help you recover as quickly as possible, so you can get back to a normal, active life.
  • A team that builds upon each member’s knowledge and experience, which allows us to collaborate on treatments and provide better care for your condition.

Meet the team

Our team includes orthopedic surgeons and certified athletic trainers who specialize in sports medicine and are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating shoulder conditions.
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Our highly skilled physicians remain on the cutting edge of orthopedic research.