Providing Quality Orthopaedic Care
The shoulder is one of the most used joints in the body, and is highly susceptible to injuries through sports and/or wear and tear.
One of the most common operations performed by Dr Gavin Nimon involves arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and often in the form of reconstructions.
Shoulder Reconstruction can include surgery that can be as minor as decompressing or debriding (cleaning out) the shoulder
It can also refer to repair of the tendons or ligaments around the shoulder (the main ones being repair of the rotator cuff tendons or repair of the
An arthroscopic procedure involves the use of a tiny camera to thoroughly investigate the joint and tendons. The
Complete ruptures of the rotator cuff usually require surgery which involves stitching the torn tendon back onto the humerus - the arm bone located between the elbow and the shoulder, using state-of-the-art suture techniques in a double row fashion. During the procedure, any subacromial spurs, arthritic Acromial Clavicular joints (ac joints) or extra bone formations can also be cleaned out (debrided).
Depending on the procedure, the patient may require a sling for a period between four to six weeks. The patient will normally not require a sling and is encouraged to move immediately if a debridement procedure has been performed where no tendon repairs were required.
Open surgery for instability of the shoulder involves a bone transfer, known as a
A total shoulder replacement is undertaken in the case of significant arthritis of the
Dr Nimon is your Adelaide Shoulder Surgeon, he will discuss the pros and cons of shoulder surgeries with each patient and will allow time to answer all your questions regarding the shoulder surgical procedures, options and expected outcome. To organise a consult call 8376 9988
Glenelg Orthopaedics providing Quality Orthopaedic Care