Shoulder Injuries and Conditions Treated
Although most people think of the shoulder as a single joint, there are
really two joints in the area of the shoulder. One is located where the
collarbone (clavicle) meets the tip of the shoulder bone (acromion). This
is called the acromioclavicular or AC joint. The junction of the upper
arm bone (humerus) with the shoulder blade (scapula) is called the glenohumeral
joint. There are a variety of conditions that can affect the shoulder,
at either joint—more than 4 million people in the U.S. seek medical
care each year for shoulder problems.
The shoulder doctors at Newport Orthopedic Institute treat all of the following
shoulder injuries and conditions.