Board-Certified Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon Practicing in Lafayette, LA
The treatment of shoulder injuries is a complex process that requires specialized expertise. Peter D. Vizzi, MD, a board-certified orthopedic shoulder surgeon, has the training, knowledge, and experience necessary to provide comprehensive shoulder care, including conservative treatment, arthroscopy of the shoulder, and shoulder replacement surgery.
Specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery for more than 20 years, Dr. Vizzi has earned a stellar reputation as an orthopedic shoulder surgeon. He currently practices in Lafayette, Louisiana, where many athletes and other active individuals turn to him for expert shoulder care.
Why Do Shoulder Injuries Require Specialty Care?
Commonly referred to as a single joint, the shoulder is an intricate structure that is actually composed of four distinct joints—the glenohumeral joint, the acromioclavicular joint, the scapulothoracic joint, and the sternoclavicular joint—as well as a network of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Working together, these components facilitate a full 180-degree range of motion on three different planes.
Due to its extensive mobility, the shoulder is susceptible to injury. The most common shoulder injuries result from repetitive overhead movements, such as those involved in certain sports like tennis and baseball, and certain occupations like carpentry and painting. As an orthopedic shoulder surgeon, Dr. Vizzi offers a full range of treatments for these injuries.
Because the anatomical structures of the shoulder are highly interconnected, a single shoulder injury usually affects multiple components. For instance, shoulder impingement syndrome is a painful condition that occurs when inflammation causes the rotator cuff to become pinched between the upper arm bone (humerus) and the top of the shoulder (acromion). In many cases, impingement syndrome is associated with shoulder bursitis and rotator cuff tendinitis.
Request a Consultation With an Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon
If you’ve injured your shoulder, you should seek specialty medical care as soon as possible. An early diagnosis and appropriate treatment will help you recover more quickly and avoid complications. Contact Dr. Vizzi’s office today to schedule an appointment in Lafayette, LA.