Shoulder Overview

Rotator Cuff

Philosophy: Although I am a board certified shoulder surgical specialist I endeavor to treat all patients “conservatively” without surgery whenever possible.

Shoulder Pain is most commonly caused by rotator cuff injury, but can also be due to AC inflammation, frozen shoulder, labrum tear and arthritis. We are experts in diagnosing and treating the problem whatever the cause, usually without surgery.

Shoulder Stiffness is cause by arthritis or frozen shoulder.

Shoulder Weakness is usually due to rotator cuff disease but may be multi-factorial.

PRP-STEM CELL TREATMENT: We specialize in PRP (platelet rich plasma) and stem cell injection and excellent results in most patients using this non-invasive treatment. We are often able to successfully use this treatment for patients who have had surgery recommended elsewhere, especially for partial rotator cuff tears. With thousands of injections performed we are one of the most experience Orthopaedic centers in the world in the use of this technique.

SURGERY: When surgery is necessary I provide a high level of expertise born of 30 years of specialization and fellowship training at Harvard/MGH. I limit my surgical practice to restorative surgery of the knee and shoulder because specialization allows maximum focus and is associated with generally better results in many studies. Many of my cases are complex or have failed treatment elsewhere.

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