Healthy shoulders are essential to everything you do, allowing you to lift and rotate your arms to perform important daily functions.
If shoulder injury or degeneration are preventing you from moving freely, shoulder surgery may greatly improve your quality of life.
At The Hand to Shoulder Center in Fort Worth, TX, our fellowship-trained surgeons are dedicated to helping you find long-lasting relief...
How Shoulder Surgery Can Improve Your Quality of Life
Relieve Discomfort—for Good
Our fellowship-trained surgeons offer surgical and non-surgical treatments designed to relieve shoulder pain and improve function.
Surgery & Aftercare in One Place
In some cases, non-surgical care may resolve your issues. We offer physical therapy on-site to make the treatment you need accessible and convenient.
Receive Top Surgical Care
Our surgeons use the latest techniques to treat virtually any shoulder joint problem including rotator cuff issues, tendonitis, arthritis, and sports injuries.
Ready to Experience Relief? Contact Our Surgeons for a Consultation
Because the shoulder joint is the most flexible connection in the body, an injury can make life more difficult, affect your ability to work, and decrease your mobility. The fellowship-trained surgeons at The Hand to Shoulder Center can treat any shoulder, no matter how complex the issue.
Our doctors use the latest techniques in sports medicine to perform advanced procedures such as:
- Total Shoulder Replacement
- Reverse Shoulder Replacement
- Arthroscopic surgery including Rotator Cuff
- Tendon Transfer Surgery
We treat patients of all ages, and we have the training to treat any condition from the shoulder to the tips of your fingers. Because we utilize outpatient surgery centers rather than hospitals whenever possible, which can save patients time and money compared to other institutions. To talk to one of our surgeons about your symptoms, request a consultation online or call us:
"Dr. Lesley Is Very Good at What He Does"
Dr. Lesley is very good at what he does. He was very compassionate and understanding when I told him how much pain I was in. He took time to answer my questions and explain everything. The staff was also great. Two days out from elbow surgery.
One of the nicest and most competent doctors I have ever been to. Very compassionate and knowledgeable. Took his time, explained everything thoroughly. I highly recommend him!! Thank you Dr. Lesley for a wonderful experience. Also his office staff and nurses are wonderful and the wait time was the shortest I’ve ever experienced. A+ in my books!!
Are You a Candidate for Shoulder Surgery?
To determine if orthopedic surgery is right for you, we will:
- Assess your medical history and review your symptoms
- Perform a physical evaluation, checking for signs of swelling, weakness, and limited mobility
- Conduct diagnostic tests, which may include x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or computed tomography (CT) to determine whether there are injuries to your shoulder joint and to plan your orthopedic surgery
We may recommend shoulder surgery if you suffer from:
- Impingement Syndrome
- Partial Rotator Cuff Tears
- Full Rotator Cuff Tears
- Shoulder Instability (Subluxations and Dislocations)
- Repeated Dislocations
- Severe Fractures
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Bicep Tendonitis or Ruptures
- Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior Tear (SLAP Tear)
- Acromioclavicular joint (AC) Joint Arthritis, Separation, or Distal Clavicle Osteolysis
These issues can make everyday motions such as picking up or reaching for items difficult or painful. If you suffer from rotator cuff tendonitis or a rotator cuff tear, the discomfort can even cause difficulty sleeping. If you are dealing with persistent pain, you should consult with an orthopedic doctor at our Fort Worth, TX, practice to get a professional evaluation and explore your treatment options.
Shoulder Injuries Are Very Common
According to the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, almost 11.5 million people consulted with doctors about shoulder problems in 2010 alone. The most common types of injuries include torn rotator cuff muscles, dislocated shoulder sockets, and fractured collarbones. Our team has the training to expertly treat all parts of the shoulder, including rotator cuff muscles.
What Are Your Treatment Options?
In some cases, we may recommend on-site physical therapy before resorting to more invasive treatment. For your convenience, we offer in-house physical therapy. For fractures of the collarbone, we may prescribe a splint or sling instead of surgery. Depending on your condition, we may also recommend rest, icing, heat application, and medications such as anti-inflammatories or steroid injections in conjunction with your physical therapy.
If we cannot resolve your issue with non-surgical methods, or if you have a severe condition, we will explore the possibility of surgery. It is important to note that delaying necessary surgery can increase the severity of the damage or injury to your shoulder, making it more difficult to treat in the future.
Offering Minimally Invasive Surgery
In some cases, the shoulder joint can be effectively treated with minimally invasive surgery. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques to reduce your risk of complications and expedite your recovery. Arthroscopy is a camera-assisted procedure during which one of our surgeons will insert tiny surgical instruments and scopes through small incisions on the shoulder. Using arthroscopy, our surgeon can also make a diagnosis and make necessary repairs to the tissue. Because shoulder arthroscopy is performed on an outpatient basis, you can go home and begin healing on the same day. Arthroscopy is most commonly used to treat impingement syndrome, SLAP tears, dislocation, frozen shoulders, rotator cuff tears, AC joint repairs, and torn bicep tendons.
We can also perform open surgery when needed.
Combining Techniques to Perform Shoulder Reconstruction
If you have shoulder pain or limited mobility due to a degenerative condition such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or a severe injury, shoulder replacement might be your best option. Our Fort Worth, TX, orthopedic team utilizes techniques from all aspects of orthopedics, including joint replacement, tendon repair, debridement, tendon transfer, and tissue repair procedures.
What to Expect during Shoulder Surgery
"Above and Beyond" What Patients Are Saying about Us
I don't brag on doctors. Dr. Lesley is absolutely the best I've had to deal with. He listens and explains and was above and beyond on being thorough. Absolutely an artisan with stitches! Thanks Dr. Lesley for honoring the Hippocratic Oath!
Office staff very considerate and helpful. Dr. Lesley helped me with my finger, could not ask for a better doctor! He understands and explains what the procedure will entail. Faster recovery time than the last surgery. Would highly recommend him!
How Much Does Shoulder Surgery Cost?
Every patient is different, so surgical costs vary widely. In general, the cost of surgery depends on:
- Insurance Contracts
- Regional Variations
- Nature of the Surgery
If this is revision surgery or a rare or complex procedure, the treatment may cost more.