Rotator Cuff Surgery Treatments for Houston, TX Patients
For many people, rotator cuff injuries start off small but eventually become more serious. It’s important to have rotator cuff issues examined as soon as possible to avoid chronic pain and other complications. K. Mathew Warnock, MD provides arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery for patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Warnock has advanced surgical training and performs minimally invasive shoulder surgeries regularly, and he may be able to treat the torn tendons in your arm.
Rotator Cuff Injury Symptoms
Rotator cuff injuries are commonly characterized by weakness and stiffness in the shoulder joint, as well as pain and swelling in the front of the shoulder and side of the arm. Most people also experience pain when raising or lowering their arm or reaching behind their back. This pain is often so intense that it wakes them at night. Many people also hear a clicking sound when raising their arm. Age, overuse, and damage from trauma are the most common causes of rotator cuff injuries and painful symptoms.
Rotator Cuff Surgery Options
With tests like MRIs and X-rays, Dr. Warnock will identify the best treatment plan for your injury. He will examine your shoulder and discuss your options. In many cases, arthroscopic surgery is the best treatment. During this minimally invasive outpatient procedure, Dr. Warnock will insert a tiny camera into a small incision, using the pictures to guide miniature surgical instruments to make the repairs.
In the most severe cases, Dr. Warnock may recommend superior capsule reconstruction surgery, a relatively new treatment for irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears that helps reduce pain, restore shoulder function, and delay the development of more severe joint issues. Dr. Warnock is a board-certified orthopedic sports medicine specialist, and following his rehabilitation plan should help your post-surgery recovery.
Schedule an Appointment
Dr. Warnock has received specialized training in minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder surgery and is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a skilled arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgeon and one of a few fellowship-trained shoulder surgeons in Houston. With years of experience treating patients of all ages, Dr. Warnock can examine your rotator cuff injury and determine if surgery is your best option. Contact K. Mathew Warnock, MD at 281-807-4380 or fill out the form to the right to schedule an appointment.