Shoulder Surgery Specialist

Mohamed A. Saad, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Dearborn, MI

Shoulder injuries are one of the most common types of musculoskeletal injuries that can cause severe pain and functional impairment. If you’re suffering from shoulder pain or dysfunction, like having trouble lifting your arms overhead, it’s time to visit Mohamed A. Saad, an orthopedic surgeon in Dearborn, Michigan. Dr. Saad completes extensive diagnostic testing to determine the exact cause of your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you. To schedule a shoulder exam, book online or call the office today.

Shoulder Surgery Q & A

What are the signs of a shoulder injury?

Shoulder injuries can cause mild-to-severe pain and discomfort and may cause other symptoms, like:

  • Popping and clicking in the shoulder
  • Pain with overhead movements
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Swelling
  • Inability to raise or rotate your arms overhead
  • Tenderness to touch in the front, side, or back of your shoulder
  • Pain in your neck or back

Sometimes shoulder injuries can also injure nerves that travel from your neck through your shoulder to your arm, which can cause shooting pain, numbness, and tingling.

What causes shoulder pain?

As the most flexible and mobile joints in your body, your shoulders can easily be injured by overuse, repetitive overhead movements, trauma, and degeneration. Common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Dislocations
  • Labral tears
  • SLAP tears
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Fractures

While wear and tear and overuse can cause many soft tissue injuries, more complex problems, like dislocations, can also cause labral tears, ligament tears, and certain types of fractures. You’re also more likely to experience a second dislocation if you’ve already dislocated your shoulder once before.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Treatment for shoulder pain is determined by your diagnosis and any imaging that Dr. Saad orders. He may recommend that you begin with a course of conservative treatment if you experience mild or moderate shoulder discomfort. Conservative options include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Ice or heat
  • Rest
  • Over-the-counter and prescription anti-inflammatory medications

If you have more severe damage to your shoulder caused by a dislocation, fracture, or soft tissue tear, Dr. Saad performs surgical repairs, including:

  • Labral and SLAP tear repairs
  • Surgical repair for shoulder dislocations
  • Repairs for muscle and ligament tears
  • Surgical repair of displaced fractures
  • Total and partial shoulder replacements
  • Reverse total shoulder replacements

In these cases, surgery is needed to repair the damage to the joints and soft tissues that support your shoulder and allow it to move through a complete range of motion. Often trauma and degeneration prevent this from happening and cause chronic pain and dysfunction. In these cases, Dr. Saad uses the least invasive form of surgery possible to provide effective relief from discomfort while reducing your recovery time as much as possible.

Get help for your shoulder problems from Dr. Saad so you can get back to your favorites activities, pain-free. To request an appointment, use the online tool or call the office now.