Shoulder Repair


Shoulder repair includes a variety of surgical procedures to repair damaged or worn out shoulder joints. Shoulder repair may be an option for patients such as those with early arthritis whose shoulder joints have not become so damaged that they require shoulder replacement surgery. Procedures to repair shoulder joints can often help delay or avoid replacement surgery. Shoulder repair procedures are usually done through minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques that can be done on an outpatient basis.

BWH: premier provider of orthopaedic surgical care, including shoulder repair.

Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has long been recognized as a premier provider of medical and surgical orthopaedic care. We offer a staff of experienced orthopaedic specialists who are dedicated to treating shoulder injuries. Shoulder repair services are available through our Cartilage Repair Center, Advanced Center for Cartilage Repair, Shoulder & Sports Injuries (ACCSS) and Sports Medicine, and Shoulder Service that provides our patients with comprehensive, innovative and expert shoulder care.

Among the many shoulder repair services offered at BWH are:

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Rotator cuff and labrum repair
  • Shoulder separation and instability repair
  • Shoulder fracture reduction/fixation
  • Tendon transfers

BWH: one of the country's best programs for orthopaedic care, including shoulder repair.

The BWH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has consistently been ranked by US News & World Report as one of the country's best orthopaedic programs. Our staff continually strives to raise the standards of care for orthopaedic care, including repair and replacement surgery. In addition to shoulder repair, other joint repair services offered at BWH include:

  • Knee joint procedures such as ACL reconstruction, repair of ligaments and tendons, and cartilage repair
  • Hip joint procedures such as hip arthroscopy and hip resurfacing to repair a variety of hip conditions

Our comprehensive orthopaedic program at BWH also includes total shoulder, elbow, knee and hip replacement; cartilage regeneration; microvascular hand and upper extremity surgery; foot and ankle surgery; podiatry; orthopaedic trauma; treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas; and sports medicine, including treatment of acute sports injuries as well as rehabilitation. Our Cartilage Repair Center (CRC) at BWH is world-renown as a leading institution for the treatment of cartilage damage and early arthritis in the knee and other joints.

Learn more about shoulder repair at BWH.

Patients seeking shoulder repair at BWH can be seen at four locations in the greater Boston area. Our staff of more than 25 orthopaedic specialists encourages patients and their families to actively participate in treatment and recovery while providing patients with expert, comprehensive care. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at BWH is part of our Orthopaedic & Arthritis Center of Excellence, where specialists in orthopaedic surgery, physiatry, rheumatology, and rehabilitation, work together with dedicated nurses, physician assistants, and other professionals, to provide state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment for thousands of patients each year.

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