Many people suffer from joint pain at some time in their lives. The shoulder and the elbow are two areas that are particularly susceptible to injury, fracture, dislocation, arthritis, tears and other sources of pain. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments, both non-surgical and surgical, that can alleviate pain and restore function in the shoulder and elbow.
SLUCare orthopedic surgeon Dr. Randall Otto specializes in shoulder and elbow repair and replacement. Dr. Otto begins with an educational approach, taking time to explain your condition and your options for treatment. Some patients respond well to conservative, non-surgical treatments, such as modified activity, medication, therapeutic exercises or cortisone injections. Other conditions may require a surgical solution.
Dr. Otto offers a full range of surgical options, including:
After surgery, Dr. Otto provides follow-up care in clinic to monitor your progress and address any concerns or questions you may have related to your recovery. He will work with your primary care physician, rheumatologist, or other specialists as needed to help you achieve long-lasting and effective results.
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