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Shoulder Disorders

We use them for them for throwing, lifting, combing our hair and hundreds of other acts we take for granted. When you find yourself with pain or injury from a shoulder disorder it’s something you simply can’t ignore. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery over seven million Americans each year seek medical help each year for pain with shoulder disorders.

Akron General's Orthopedic Center is a national leader in innovative care for shoulder disorders. While shoulder fracture and rotator cuff tears are among the most common shoulder disorders, our team is experienced in treating a variety of related disorders through both medical and surgical management. In fact, one of our skilled surgeons helped design the first prosthesis made specifically for shoulder fractures - an injury common among elderly adults.

Our staff is skilled at treating shoulder disorders including:

  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Shoulder reconstruction
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Tendon tears

Learn more about causes and treatments of shoulder disorders:

Elbow Disorders
Elbow disorders, while not as common as shoulder injuries, can also be quite bothersome. Often, overuse is the culprit of elbow pain. Akron General Orthopedic Center team offers evaluation and treatment for elbow and upper extremity concerns.

Common elbow concerns include:

Shoulder and elbow rehabilitation for smooth recovery
Orthopedic Rehab for both shoulder and elbow disorders is available at multiple locations throughout Summit County through Akron General Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy and Akron General Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute or available in your own home through Akron General Visiting Nurse Service & Affiliates.

Schedule an appointment
Patients may be referred to an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder disorders and elbow concerns by their doctor, or by calling Akron General Orthopedics at 330-344-BONE (2663).



Date Updated: 11-APR-2014



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