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Shoulder Trauma Injuries Los Angeles, CA

Shoulder injuries and pain are common from sports, motor vehicle accidents, falls and workplace accidents. The shoulder contains two joints, multiple bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles and cartilage that can all be damaged due to trauma. Our experienced orthopedic specialists at DOCS Health offer advanced shoulder trauma injuries treatment at our state-of-the-art medical center in Los Angeles.

Types of Shoulder Trauma Injuries

The shoulder contains two joints to allow for a large range of motion, 180 degrees on different planes, enabling the arm to reach up, behind, across and down. To make this possible, there is a complex configuration of tendons, muscles, ligaments, cartilage and bone that must work together. Trauma to the shoulder can cause damage to multiple components, impacting the mobility of the arm and shoulder. Common shoulder trauma injuries include:

  • Shoulder dislocations and subluxations (partial dislocations)
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Biceps tendon tears
  • Humerus fractures
  • Broken collarbones
  • Labrum tears

Shoulder trauma can be caused by a direct impact to the shoulder from a vehicle accident or other force. Falls on outstretched arms are a common cause of damage to the ligaments, joints, tendons and other components in the shoulder. Most shoulder trauma injuries require immediate emergency medical care. If more specialized treatment is needed, DOCS Health offers advanced shoulder trauma injury treatment and surgery at our state-of-the-art orthopedic facility.

Treatments for Shoulder Injuries

Our goal at DOCS Health is to use conservative or non-invasive treatment methods whenever possible for shoulder and other orthopedic injuries. In many cases, soft tissue shoulder injuries can be effectively treated with a combination of rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medications, followed by physical therapy. For more severe injuries, we offer injection therapy and minimally-invasive surgical procedures to repair tendons, cartilage, bones or other tissues.

If you need an orthopedic clinic that specializes in shoulder trauma injuries, treatment is available at DOCS Health. Contact us at our medical center in Los Angeles to schedule an appointment.