Shoulder Injuries Addressed by a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Serving Lafayette, LA & Nearby Communities
Shoulder injuries can get in the way of an active lifestyle. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and active athlete, Peter D. Vizzi, MD, understands this all too well. He knows that the key to finding relief from shoulder pain and stiffness is an accurate diagnosis followed by appropriate treatment. Many active individuals from Lafayette, Louisiana, as well as Breaux Bridge, Youngsville, and other neighboring areas turn to Dr. Vizzi for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of shoulder injuries.
A versatile ball-and-socket joint, the shoulder is a system of muscles and ligaments that connect the collar bone (clavicle), shoulder blade (scapula), and upper arm bone (humerus). This complex structure allows for extensive flexibility, but the joint’s wide range of motion also makes it vulnerable to a variety of injuries.
Some common shoulder injuries treated by Dr. Vizzi at his office in Lafayette, LA, include:
- Dislocation and instability
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Labral tears
- SLAP (superior labral anterior to posterior) tears
- Biceps tendon tears
- Bankart lesions
- AC (acromioclavicular) joint separations
- Frozen shoulders
- Shoulder separation
- Shoulder impingement
In many cases, Dr. Vizzi finds that shoulder pain improves considerably with conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, medications, and/or joint injections. After diagnosing your condition (we offer X-rays onsite and can order MRI or CT scans as necessary), he can recommend a personalized treatment plan. If surgery is appropriate and you elect to proceed, you can feel confident entrusting your surgical care to Dr. Vizzi, an orthopedic shoulder surgeon who is experienced in performing arthroscopy, arthroplasty, and other advanced techniques to address shoulder injuries.
If you’re experiencing shoulder pain, don’t wait to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic shoulder specialist. The early diagnosis and treatment of many shoulder injuries can often help prevent future complications. Contact us today to request a consultation with Dr. Vizzi at his office in Lafayette, LA.