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South Suburbs of greater Chicago region’s Top-Rated Shoulder Specialists

Shoulder Replacement Surgery 

Shoulder pain is very common, and it runs the gamut in terms of how painful and debilitating it can become. Whether it is caused by inflammation, osteoarthritis, or other disease, shoulder pain should never be ignored. 

At Southland Orthopaedics, our team of board-certified orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists will give you a full examination, order appropriate diagnostic tests, and review treatment options with you. We may initially consider physical therapy or medication, but will assess your progress regularly to ensure that your pain is being relieved. Other conservative treatments such cortisone or gel injections may be used. If pain persists, or tests confirm the necessity, we may move ahead with arthroscopy or partial or full shoulder replacement.

You can put your ‘best shoulder surgeons near me’ searches to rest when you become a patient with us. Call or request an appointment online today to get shoulder pain relief today!


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Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment Specialist 

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery  

Your shoulder is a ball-and-socket construction, where the rounded end of the humerus loosely fits into your scapula. Because of your rotator cuff and loose-fit, your shoulder has a wide range of motion, but is also susceptible to injury. At Southland Orthopaedics, our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons are trained to perform the following procedures: 

  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Partial shoulder replacement
  • Casting
  • Rotator cuff repair 
  • Slap repair
  • Open reduction & internal fixation (ORIF)

Whether you're looking for cortisone injections for shoulder pain or you want guidance on how to deal with shoulder pain after rotator cuff surgery, Southland Orthopaedics has you covered. Call or request an appointment online for an evaluation today. 

Shoulder Specialists in South Suburbs of greater Chicago region

Early Detection & Treatment

When it comes to shoulder injuries, many of us have a tendency to ignore the initial pain and continue to go about our day to day activities. Unfortunately, shoulder pain does not often go away on its own, and can become even more aggravated when left untreated. Early detection is crucial to preventing serious shoulder injuries. 

Shoulder injuries are typically triggered by activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion. 
Tennis, weightlifting, swimming, and baseball pitching are most often responsible for shoulder injuries. However, they can also occur as a result of jobs or hobbies that require repetitive motion, such as drywall installers or painters. At Southland Orthopaedics, our team of surgeons and physical therapists can evaluate your condition, and recommend the ideal treatment option based on your unique symptoms and lifestyle goals.

Patient Info Sheets:

After Your Joint Replacement Surgery(opens in a new tab)
Shoulder Arthroscopy(opens in a new tab)
Frozen Shoulder(opens in a new tab)
Rotator Cuff Tears(opens in a new tab)

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is arthroscopy?

An arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows surgeons to explore, diagnose, and treat joint problems. During a shoulder arthroscopy, a tiny camera is inserted into the shoulder joint, where it displays pictures on a screen. The surgeon then uses these pictures to guide their surgical instruments.

Why are shoulder arthroscopies performed?

Shoulder arthroscopies are performed when patients experience pain that does not respond to nonsurgical treatments. Painful shoulder conditions commonly include damage to rotator cuffs, labrums, and articular cartilage.

What is ORIF surgery?

Open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgery is meant to fix bones that are severely broken. While performing this surgery, the surgeon will make an incision to realign the bone using metal pins, screws or rods. ORIF surgery is recommended for people with multiple breaks.

What are the signs of a shoulder injury?

  • Stiff shoulder
  • Inability to rotate arm in normal positions
  • Struggle to carry out day to day activities
  • Sensation that shoulder may “pop out” of the socket