ShoulderWith so much to enjoy on the North Shore, don’t let shoulder pain stand in your way. Salem Hospital shoulder specialists combine expert clinical skills with state-of-the-art diagnosis and the most advanced surgical and non-surgical technology to help get you moving again and enjoying the things you love.
Initial ConsultationPatients with shoulder pain or dysfunction will be evaluated by a member of our orthopedic team and receive a comprehensive exam which may include diagnostic imaging such as x-ray, MRI or CT. Following the evaluation, our team will diagnose your condition and work with you to develop the optimal treatment plan.
Non-Surgical CareMany shoulder conditions may initially be treated with non-surgical approaches, such as physical therapy, medication, arthroscopy or other therapies. Our team of orthopedic and physical therapy experts specialize in the latest non-surgical techniques which help many patients regain movement and live pain free.
Surgical CareIf surgery is required, our board-certified surgeons are specially trained in state-of-the-art surgical procedures including minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques and major reconstructive procedures. Our surgical team works with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that will prepare you for surgery and ensure that you recover to your fullest potential. If you need shoulder reconstruction surgery, you will meet our Total Joint Navigators who will help guide you through the process of planning for your surgery and recovery.
Shoulder surgery patients who require an overnight stay will enjoy spacious private rooms at Salem Hospital as well as free valet parking and other amenities. All staff on the orthopedic units are experienced in caring for orthopedic patients.
Shoulder Conditions Treated:
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder separation
- Shoulder instability
MRI/Imaging ServicesSalem Hospital offers sophisticated MRI imaging that provides a comfortable and supportive experience for our patients. Our advanced 3.0T and 1.5T MRI technology is state-of-the-art and provides exceptional and precise image quality while reducing scan time.
Our MRI suite enables patients to personalize their experience by choosing soothing music and scenes to view during their exam, such as aquariums, beaches and space travel. The scenery lighting may be adjusted to provide a more peaceful environment.