Syracuse Area Health – Strasburger Orthopaedics

Does Your Orthopaedist Specialize in Shoulder Surgery?


General orthopaedists specialize in all types of joint pain. They may treat sprains and strains, dislocations and tears, and even perform surgery. However, every joint in the human body is unique in its construction and finding an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in a specific joint can help you achieve the best outcome possible.


A shoulder specialist can help address the most complex joint with more thoroughness and experience. When you have pain in your shoulder, seeking treatment from a shoulder specialist can help ensure you get the best possible care, the latest technology, and the most innovative approach to your injury.


An orthopaedist who both specializes in shoulder surgery and is also listed as a sports medicine doctor has unique insights into shoulder injuries. They understand that the goal for treatment should be regaining at minimum the range of motion achievable before the injury, and hopefully even better health, fitness, and ability.


This type of specialist has extensive training with specialized treatments, and should be the lead on any surgical solution presented. Dr. Strasburger is both a sports medicine and shoulder surgery specialist, combining his training in orthopaedics with further studies of sports medicine and the latest tools, techniques, and treatments.


This extra level of knowledge, skill, and service offerings allows Strasburger Orthopaedics to treat a wide range of shoulder conditions. We see patients ranging from child athletes to seniors simply seeking to stay mobile, active, and pain free. Dr. Scott specialized in surgery for the shoulder, and also treats knee, hip, and other joint injuries.


Some options that may be presented to you may include surgical options, like traditional shoulder joint replacement or less invasive arthroscopic surgical repairs. Dr. Strasburger may also advise non-surgical complementary treatments such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection to help minimize pain and accelerate the healing of your surgical site.


Our office will help you get ready for your surgery, recover after your surgery, and return to doing the activities you enjoy with relieved pain and restored ability to move and rotate your shoulder naturally. In addition to laying out a plan for your shoulder surgery that focuses on a return to full mobility through the least invasive procedure possible, Dr. Strasburger will design a recovery plan that is tailored to your individual needs. The priority is your optimal recovery after shoulder surgery, with minimized downtime and pain and maximized range of motion.


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