The shoulder has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body, but that very flexibility makes it prone to both sudden injury and chronic wear. Many problems are caused by the effect of repeated overhead motions over a long period of time. Weekend athletes and do-it-yourselfers are especially vulnerable to overuse issues—including arthritis resulting from a damaged or torn rotator cuff.
Relief Starts Here
Whether you’re struggling with recent or chronic pain, the board-certified orthopaedic experts at the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine (OICM) can help. We’ll work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan, whether that’s physical therapy, pain management and other nonsurgical treatments, to the latest and most effective options in shoulder replacement.
Shoulder Conditions We Treat
Just some of our specialties include:
- Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis
- Rotator cuff tear
Help You Get Back in Motion
We always begin by listening, to understand exactly what you’re dealing with and how it’s impacting your life. Then together, we’ll find the best solution for your pain, which may include therapy services, anti-inflammatory medications or other conservative treatments.
Sometimes, though, surgery may be your best solution for lasting relief. At OICM, we proud to offer a shoulder replacement program that has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission for providing the highest, national standards of care, right here at home.
Our skilled surgeons specialize in total shoulder replacement, as well as reverse shoulder replacement for completely torn rotator cuffs. We use some of the most minimally invasive techniques available, often offering much less post-operative pain, a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and a more natural-feeling joint.
[H2] Orthopaedic Excellence, Close to Home
The Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine offers locations near where you live and work – so you never had to travel far to find the world-class care you need:
- Central Maine Medical Center – Lewiston, Maine
- Bridgton Hospital – Bridgton, Maine
- Rumford Hospital – Rumford, Maine