Clavicle Collarbone Injuries
Surgery involves placing a strong plate and screws on the bone. This may allow a more rapid return to function, lower the risk of not healing and improve shoulder function.
Shoulder injuries occur for young and elderly patients, as well as for people with active or sedentary lifestyles. From diagnosis to treatment, our shoulder specialists will provide personalized care using state-of-the-art technology and evidence-based research to return you to your quality of life.
Throwers can have unique and complex problems involving the shoulder and elbow. In addition to the problematic joint, it is critically important for physicians to treat the entire athlete – including hip, trunk, back and core muscle groups.Ohio State’s Sports Medicine team comprises athletic trainers, physical therapists, nonoperative sports medicine physicians and shoulder surgeons who can evaluate and treat the range of shoulder and elbow injuries in throwing athletes.
Surgical expertise: Our surgeons treat patients with all types of shoulder disorders. Revision shoulder instability procedures, especially dislocations due to bone loss, are a specific focus.
Ongoing research: Our surgeons have participated in the largest study to date on the nonoperative treatment of full-thickness rotator cuff tears, which has won two Neer Awards – the most prestigious international award recognition for shoulder research.
Highly educated: We offer fellowship-level physician care and physical therapy. That means our providers have completed up to two years of intense, specialized experiential training in the field, which translates to extensive proficiency in patient care.
High-level training: In addition to our prestigious orthopedic sports medicine fellowship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the first in the country to offer a credentialed Upper Extremity Athlete Fellowship Program. This is a 12-month program in partnership with the Cleveland Indians and their Triple-A affiliate, the Columbus Clippers.
Diagnostic Expertise: U.S.News & World Report ranks us among its best, naming our Orthopaedic program a high-performing specialty.
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