The shoulder is the most movable joint in the human body. With that distinction comes a caveat: as the most movable joint, it is also very easily injured.
Whether for total shoulder replacement (either standard replacement surgery or "reverse replacement" for patients with unusually large rotator cuff tears), arthroscopic shoulder surgery such as ligament reattachment, rotator cuff injuries, athletics-related damage or arthritis, those seeking orthopedic expertise related to the shoulder are well-served by Virginia Hospital Center.
However, while surgical excellence is a hallmark of the Hospital's shoulder experts, our specialists recognize that even minimally-invasive operations are not to be undertaken lightly. Therefore, they make every effort to exhaust non-surgical options - be they ice, rest, physical or occupational therapy, medication or other conservative measures - before recommending a surgical intervention.