The shoulder is the most flexible joint of the body - and thus unfortunately also exposed to special stress.
The shoulder itself is poised between mobility and stability.Younger patients complaint more of dislocation or instability.
Older patients mainly suffer from wear of the rotator cuff and cartilage.
Significant progress has been made in the standardized diagnosis and treatment of shoulder disorders over the last couple of years. Superficially - similar complaints may have various true causes; however, due to ever more complex sports activities pursued by patients and their increased activity in older age, the causes and triggers need to be identified and treated appropriately.
Shoulder defects can be classified into two categories. The first pertains to accident related injuries suffered in particular by patients that actively pursue sports. The second covers wear related or spontaneous shoulder injuries that are not the result of an accident.
• Once the causes are accurately classified, most shoulder complaints can be treated conservatively and without surgery.
• If surgery becomes necessary, today it is often arthroscopic (minimally invasive) possible through the smallest portals.
The aim of every individual treatment is the restoration of quality of life through a painless and functioning shoulder.