For a physician experienced in shoulder surgery, Houston residents turn to Dr. K. Mathew Warnock, M.D. for the treatment of their shoulder pain. Whether you have been injured or you are living with chronic shoulder pain, you need a shoulder specialist you can trust. Dr. Warnock can successfully diagnose and treat your shoulder problem. Most shoulder problems can be treated successfully without surgery, and Dr. Warnock works to help you rehabilitate your shoulder with the appropriate physical therapy. If your shoulder injury requires surgery, you will be glad you are being treated by a skilled and experienced shoulder surgeon. See what patients have to say about Dr. Warnock. As a board certified, fellowship trained, orthopedic shoulder specialist, you can trust Dr. Warnock to diagnose and treat your shoulder problem.
There are many treatments for shoulder pain. Some of these include:
Most cases of shoulder pain can be treated successfully with physical therapy and medications. During your consultation with Dr. Warnock he will explain your injury and discuss the treatments that will be of most benefit in relieving your pain and helping you return to a normal, active lifestyle. By reviewing your medical history, performing a physical examination, and ordering diagnostic tests, Dr. Warnock can diagnose your shoulder problem and prescribe the appropriate treatment. Start your recovery today!
K. Mathew Warnock, M.D. is a fellowship trained shoulder surgeon with extensive experience in treating shoulder problems. His knowledge and expertise covers a wide range of shoulder problems. Call to schedule an appointment.
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery involves the insertion of a small camera with a lighting system that allows the surgeon to look directly inside the shoulder during surgery. Small incisions are used to visualize and treat the problem. Small instruments are inserted into the shoulder and a minimally invasive repair can be performed that speeds the recovery process and reduces the postoperative pain. Arthroscopic surgery is used to treat and repair damage to the rotator cuff, labrum, articular cartilage, tendons, and other soft tissues of the shoulder joint.
Open Shoulder Surgery
In some cases, the best treatment requires a larger incision in order to repair the shoulder successfully. Open shoulder surgeries are required to treat shoulder fractures and to perform shoulder replacements. The recovery time after surgery depends on the injury and the type of surgical repair. Postoperative rehabilitation is always an important part of recovery after shoulder surgery and is customized postoperatively depending on the injury and the repair.
Many shoulder surgeries are performed as outpatient day surgery and do not require a stay in the hospital. Arthroscopic surgery is performed through small incisions, and these surgeries are almost always performed on an outpatient basis. You may be discharged in as little as one to two hours after surgery. Remember, you will need someone to drive you home and someone must stay with you overnight.
At home, the recovery begins right away and is a crucial phase in the healing process. It may take weeks or months for the shoulder to fully recover. It is common for the shoulder pain to persist for several months after surgery. Remember to protect the shoulder and avoid activities that can damage the surgical repair. Wear the sling at all times and avoid lifting with the shoulder. Use ice for the pain and follow the post-operative instructions carefully.
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There is peace of mind in knowing you have the knowledge and experience of a specialized shoulder surgeon caring for you. Dr. Warnock has a remarkable record of success in treating rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations, SLAP tears, labral tears, biceps tears and many other shoulder problems.
When you need shoulder surgery, Houston residents should turn to the specialized skill of an arthroscopic shoulder surgeon. Dr. Warnock has the surgical skills and bedside manner that is second to none. He can help you regain the use of your shoulder. Call and schedule an appointment today!