Like the hip, the shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that allows the arm a full range of movement. Surrounding the shoulder joint are muscles and tendons that form the rotator cuff, which raises, lowers, and turns the arm and moves it forward and backward. When any of these components becomes damaged by age, injury or disease, pain and loss of mobility are the usual results.
Orthopedists on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas can often alleviate these problems with various treatments, including:
- Rotator cuff repair
- Shoulder joint replacement