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Beth Israsel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth


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Our Shoulder Surgeons
Eric Rightmire, MD
Walter Stanwood, MD

Shoulder Injuries
According to the Nation in Motion, 4.5 million people go to the doctor's office for shoulder problems. Shoulder pain can be caused be arthritis or an injury such as a torn rotator cuff, fracture or dislocation. Severe shoulder pain or instability can lead to the inability to perform even simple task such as combing one’s hair. Our physicians have extensive experience treating shoulder arthritis, often prescribing physical therapy, RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate) treatment principles or medications which can help reduce symptoms of swelling, pain and stiffness. When these treatments don’t bring relief, the physician may recommend surgery.

Surgical Options
There have been numerous technological advancements recently around shoulder surgery that can greatly reduce complications and help facilitate a faster recovery. One such procedure, a reverse shoulder replacement surgery, has even helped those patients who have had failed shoulder replacement surgery in the past. Less invasive treatments, such as shoulder arthroscopy have also proven to be quite successful in helping patients regain their range-of-motion.

Our doctors perform the following surgical procedures for the shoulder: • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery • Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery • Shoulder Impingement Surgery • “Minimally-Invasive” Shoulder Reconstruction • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Click here to view video on Shoulder Impingement Surgery.

Contact us today to learn more about the many treatments and options we offer to treat your shoulder pain.

275 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-2000

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