Shoulder & Elbow Treatment

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Shoulder and elbow pain can cause considerable discomfort and reduced flexibility and motion. You may not be able to perform your normal activities, which worsens your quality of life.

Orthopedic specialists at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Orthopedic Hospital offer diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, including nonsurgical and surgical care for shoulder and elbow pain.

Nonsurgical Treatment

Your orthopedic specialist will first try nonsurgical treatments for your condition.

Often your pain and function can be improved through:

  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise
  • Over-the-counter or prescription medication - to relieve pain and inflammation
  • Injection therapy
  • Bracing and slings
  • Lifestyle changes

New Hanover Regional Medical Center offers outpatient rehabilitation therapy for shoulder pain to improve your range of motion without surgery and to recover after surgery.

Surgical Treatment

Your orthopedic specialist may recommend surgery if nonsurgical treatment has not helped your pain and mobility.

Surgical treatment for shoulder and elbow conditions include:

  • Arthroscopic stabilization for a dislocation
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Operative fixation of fracture
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Tendon and ligament reconstruction or repair
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow release
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement

We perform your shoulder or elbow surgery at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Orthopedic Hospital - the only orthopedic hospital in eastern North Carolina dedicated to orthopedic care.