Specialized Care for Shoulder Conditions Provided at Tampa General Hospital
The shoulder is a complex joint that plays a key role in many functions that the body performs – from grabbing clothes off a hanger to throwing the perfect spiral. But because the shoulder is so frequently in motion, it’s highly susceptible to shoulder conditions that can hinder mobility and function. Some conditions may be improved by resting the shoulder, while others necessitate prompt medical care.
What most people refer to as the shoulder is actually several bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that work together in harmony to give the arm a 180-degree range of motion. Diseases and injuries can affect any area of the shoulder and make it difficult for patients to perform everyday activities. Some of the most common shoulder conditions include:
- Fractures of the shoulder bones, including the humerus, clavicle, and scapula
- Labral tears
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder dislocations
- Inflammatory diseases, including tendonitis and bursitis
Tampa General Hospital offers specialized treatment for a range of shoulder conditions that affect patients of all ages. As one of America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, TGH is staffed with board-certified orthopedic surgeons and specialists who utilize leading-edge technology to restore shoulder health. Our orthopedic patients are cared for at our joint center by a multidisciplinary team of professionals that includes physicians, physical and occupational therapists, nurses, home care coordinators, and others.
If you are affected by one or more shoulder conditions and would like to consult with a Tampa General Hospital physician regarding your treatment options, use our online PhysicianFinder or call 1-800-822-DOCS (3627) to receive a referral to our orthopedics program.