Shoulder Surgery at Medical City Dallas

Because the shoulder is extremely flexible, it is prone to injury during athletic pursuits as well as common everyday activities, such as gardening, carrying groceries, or lifting heavy objects. Whether you are an athlete, “weekend warrior,” busy professional, dedicated parent, or some combination thereof, shoulder pain can suddenly bring your life to a screeching halt. At Medical City Hospital, our comprehensive team of physicians and orthopedic surgeons is committed to providing Dallas-Fort Worth residents with specialized treatments ranging from non-invasive care for traumatic injuries and moderate arthritis to partial and total shoulder replacement surgeries.

Is Shoulder Surgery Right for Me?

When possible, our physicians will first look to non-surgical options to treat your shoulder pain, but surgery may be the best option for patients with severe shoulder injuries. These may include:

  • Severe tears to the rotator cuff.
  • Dislocations of the shoulder.
  • Acromioclavicular (ACL) joint injury.
  • Severe arthritis in the shoulder.

When surgery is indicated as the best course of action, our orthopedic surgeons will then opt for the least invasive surgical option deemed effective for treating your unique situation. Surgeries can be arthroscopic, which involves the use of a tiny camera to guide surgeons through the procedure, or open. Arthroscopic surgeries are performed using very small incisions and are effective at treating less severe shoulder conditions, including rotator cuff tears and ACL joint injuries. Open surgeries—including partial and total shoulder replacements—may provide the best results for older adults and for severe conditions, such as osteoarthritis, severe shoulder fractures, or rotator cuff injuries that result in joint arthritis. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons are trained in performing minimally invasive procedures, resulting in less scarring, reduced pain, and shorter recovery time, so you can get back to life faster.