Shoulder Orthopedic Specialists

Replacing the replacement

Dr. Robert (Sean) Churchill of Aurora Health Care has helped to design and develop the first FDA-approved stemless shoulder replacement in the United States. This advanced implant technology allows the shoulder orthopedic surgeon to replace the shoulder joint - both the ball and socket - without violating the humeral bone canal. With this new technology, there is less exposure time during surgery, shorter shoulder surgery recovery times, and better outcomes than traditional shoulder replacement.

Overview

Shoulder problems can make everyday tasks like raising your arm, throwing a ball or picking up your child seem impossible. But we can help you find relief so you can get back to the things – and people – you love.

From Southeast Wisconsin to northern cities like Green Bay, Aurora’s multidisciplinary team of orthopedic shoulder doctors, nurses and occupational therapists treats all types of shoulder conditions resulting from disease or injury. From a simple sprain to a complex diagnosis, our orthopedic shoulder services will help ease your shoulder issues.

Many of our shoulder orthopedic surgeons are fellowship trained, which means they have training beyond medical school and residency – with a dedicated focus on treating shoulder injuries and pain. That advanced level of training means that for even the most discouraged patients, our surgeons offer hope and expert care.

Whether you need orthopedic shoulder surgery, rotator cuff surgery, arthroscopic shoulder surgery or orthopedic shoulder services, our shoulder orthopedics specialists are here to help you get moving again.

Services & Treatment

Non-surgical orthopedic shoulder services include:
 
  • Cortisone injections
  • Medication
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
Surgical orthopedic shoulder services include:
 
  • Rotator cuff surgery: This surgery helps repair damage to your rotator cuff, a group of four muscles that surround your shoulder joint. Repetitive overhead arm motions, such as swimming or throwing a baseball, cause most rotator cuff injuries. They also happen if your job puts heavy demands on your shoulders, as with construction work, or if you fall. Your surgical options depend on the extent of injury to the tendon. We can repair some rotator cuff injuries with arthroscopic shoulder surgery; others require more traditional methods of orthopedic shoulder surgery.

  • Shoulder replacement surgery: During shoulder replacement surgery, your shoulder joint bones are replaced with artificial ball-and-socket implants. This kind of orthopedic shoulder surgery can relieve joint pain caused by osteoarthritisrheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or severe fractures. Many people can resume everyday activities, such as eating, dressing, and grooming, just two weeks after surgery.

Rehabilitation

After surgery, rehabilitation is important to ensure you have the best possible results. Our therapists will evaluate your posture, range of motion, functional movement, pain at rest and with activity, and strength. They’ll work with you to develop a personalized plan based on your specific goals. Our orthopedic shoulder services and rehabilitation services are available in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and throughout Eastern Wisconsin.

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