Shoulder Conditions & Surgery Procedures in Chicago

Your shoulder is one of the most active joints in your body. It provides flexibility in more directions than any other joint. That is one reason there are so many ways it can be damaged, and so many different terms to describe injury to this essential joint.

AC Joint Surgery

AC Joint Surgery in Chicago

If you’ve had an AC separation, you know how painful this injury can be. The good news is that surgery can often be delayed—and often skipped entirely.

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Biceps Tendonitis

Biceps Tendonitis in Chicago

The biceps muscle is the large muscle on the front of the arm that we use to flex the elbow, extend the arm, and rotate the forearm. It is frequently overlooked as a source of the shoulder pain a patient may experience after an injury.

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Clavicle Fractures

Clavicle Fracture Treatment in Chicago

The clavicle is a key structure connecting the breastplate to the shoulder blade. At this location, it must absorb force from many directions. A substantial jolt to the shoulder or arm will put strain on the clavicle, and sometimes result in a fracture.

Clavicle Fractures >

Failed Previous Stabilization Surgery

Latarjet Surgery in Chicago

Have you experienced the pain and disappointment of a failed shoulder stabilization procedure? If so, Latarjet surgery might be the solution you’re looking for. Read on to find out why.

Latarjet Surgery >

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Shoulder Treatment in Chicago

Although the causes of frozen shoulder are not fully understood, it can occur when the shoulder is inactive for a period of time after an arm injury. Bursitis or rotator cuff tendonitis may inflame muscles or tendons, causing the joint to “freeze.” Diabetes is also a risk factor.

Frozen Shoulder Treatment >


Shoulder Pain Surgery in Chicago

Shoulder impingement occurs when there is compression of the soft tissues around the rotator cuff when the arm is moved in certain directions. If the space between the rotator cuff and the bony roof (acromion) decreases, shoulder impingement may be the painful result.

Subacromial Decompression Surgery >

Labrum Tears

Labral Repair in Chicago

The labrum is tough, resilient cartilage that protects the shoulder joint and connects to important structures involved in motion of the shoulder. Sometimes the labrum tears as a result of a shoulder dislocation or other type of injury, resulting in significant pain and loss of range of motion.

Labral Repair >

Multidirectional Instability

Shoulder Instability Treatment in Chicago

Shoulder instability can occur for a few different reasons. One of the potential causes is a traumatic event causing the shoulder to dislocate, which may occur while playing high-intensity contact sports or even with a fall. If the shoulder doesn’t heal properly, this can cause repeated instability over time.

Capsulorrhaphy >

Shoulder Revision Surgery

Shoulder Revision Surgery in Chicago

Some patients have undergone shoulder replacement surgery but have not been happy with the results. Dr. Romeo specializes in working with patients who need a revision surgery to address pain or other issues after a previous failed shoulder surgery.

Shoulder Revision Surgery >

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Reverse Shoulder Replacement in Chicago

Reverse total shoulder replacement surgery has become the most common type of shoulder replacement for people with shoulder arthritis. It is extremely effective. Recent studies show that over 90% of these procedures last more than 10 years and 80% more than 20 years without the need for additional surgery. Read this article to learn more about what this procedure involves.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement >

Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator Cuff Repair in Chicago

Rotator cuff injuries are a result of tendon damage in the shoulder. There are a number of different ways these types of injuries can occur, including normal wear-and-tear, as well as overuse due to athletics or accidental overextension.

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair >

Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder Treatment in Chicago

Shoulder arthritis can be very painful and affect your job, your sleep, and your enjoyment of life. The good news is that there are several treatment options available for people with shoulder arthritis.

Shoulder Replacement >

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Arthroscopy in Chicago

Thanks to the advancement of optical and orthopaedic technology, many shoulder procedures can be performed by making small incisions and using tiny cameras to see inside the shoulder. This form of treatment is called arthroscopy.

Shoulder Arthroscopy >

Shoulder Dislocation/Instability

Bankart Repair in Chicago

Shoulder dislocations often cause Bankart injuries, resulting in pain, instability, and the possibility of recurrent dislocations. Learn about Bankart injuries and how they can be treated in this article.

Bankart Repair >

Shoulder Fractures

Shoulder Fracture Repair in Chicago

The shoulder is a complex joint that has the largest range-of-motion of all of the joints in the body. A shoulder fracture is another way to describe a broken shoulder. Shoulder fractures can occur due to a fall, sports injury, motor vehicle accident or other type of trauma.

Shoulder Fractures >

SLAP Tears

SLAP Repair in Chicago

Despite its funny name, a SLAP tear is no joke. It involves a tear of the labrum, the lip of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder socket. Here’s what you need to know.

SLAP Repair >

Subscapularis Tears

Subscapular Repair in Chicago

The front part of the rotator cuff is known as the subscapularis, and a tear of this tendon can be very painful, as well as affect function and flexibility. It is typically damaged as a result of a traumatic injury, and is more common in patients between 30 and 50.

Arthroscopic Subscapular Repair >

Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder Replacement in Chicago

Shoulder replacement is a solution for shoulder pain and stiffness that involves replacing an arthritic joint with an artificial implant. Using this procedure, Dr. Romeo helps patients reclaim the freedom, flexibility, and comfort they once knew. Every effort is made to restore the shoulder function back to the level that allows the patient to return to their favorite activities.

Shoulder Replacement >

Anthony Romeo, MD
Dr. Anthony Romeo is one of the nation’s leading orthopaedic surgeons specializing in the management and surgical treatment of shoulder and elbow conditions. His state-of-the-art practice employs minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques to accelerate the recovery process for a range of challenging conditions.

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