Dr. R. Jeff Grondel has years of experience as a leading orthopedist in Green Valley. Orthopedics is a specialized branch of medicine that corrects deformities and functional impairments of the musculoskeletal system. The time to see this specialist is when there are spinal, skeletal, muscular, or ligament injuries that require treatment. He will take the time to dispel your fears, allay your concerns, and impart confidence that you are making the best health care decision for your orthopedic condition. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and has completed double Fellowship training in both sports medicine and the shoulder joint. He excels at rotator cuff tear repairs. Dr. Grondel continues to pioneer arthroscopic surgical techniques in all major joints and has instructed orthopedic surgeons in these techniques and in the treatment of sports related injuries. He carefully guides you through the recovery process to help you back to full activity and enjoyment. In addition, he views surgery as the last resort, not the first. At his office, he employs the least invasive way to repair your orthopedic problem and helps you return to your active life again.
Arthroscopic rotator cuff treatment is a specialty of Dr. Grondel. When the rotator cuff is involved, a small, sharp bone spur grinding away at the smooth tendons of your rotator cuff is the likely cause. At his office, you can get rid of the spur, the tear, and the pain in a single morning. Three bandaid surgery is performed through the arthroscope. If your shoulder is unstable and comes out of its socket, either partially or completely, arthroscopic surgery will also repair this injury. This procedure is minimally invasive and uses tiny incisions to allow a small arthroscope to be placed within the shoulder joint. A camera relays the images on to a larger screen so the doctor has a clear view of the injury and the repair. Recovery time is quick and there is minimal post-operative pain with this respected orthopedist in Green Valley. A shoulder replacement requires open surgery with block anesthesia so patients are very comfortable and many going through the entire process without narcotics.
Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening. Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems, but they can occur in anyone. Let Dr. Grondel, the top orthopedist in Green Valley examine you and work with you to develop an arthroscopic rotator cuff treatment for your injury.
By R. Jeffrey Grondel, MD
January 22, 2019
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