Wayne O. Alani, MD
Wayne O. Alani, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon located in Sugarland, TX & Houston, TX
Your shoulder joint completes a multitude of tasks each and every day, and a shoulder condition can drastically alter your ability to get through your normal routines. Dr. Wayne O. Alani is the orthopedic specialist of choice for many residents of Sugar Land and Houston, Texas, who rely on shoulder surgery to restore pain-free joint function. If you’re ready to move beyond shoulder pain and get back into the swing of your daily routines, schedule an appointment with Dr. Alani today. In addition to reaching our office by phone, online scheduling is available, making it easy to find a convenient appointment time.
Shoulder Surgery Q & A
What are some common shoulder problems?
Your shoulder joint has the most mobility of any joint in your body. It allows for a wide range of motion and is among the larger joints. That impressive range of motion also makes your shoulder joint less stable than smaller, more limited joints.
Some of the more common shoulder problems include:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Labral tears
- Frozen shoulder
How are shoulder problems diagnosed?
The first step in diagnosing shoulder concerns is a thorough health history. Be prepared to discuss your symptoms with Dr. Alani, including detailed information about your overall health history and any medications you’re currently taking.
A physical examination follows, during which Dr. Alani evaluates your range of motion, instability, tenderness, strength, and swelling. Diagnostic imaging may be necessary to gain deeper insight into what’s going on inside the joint.
Dr. Alani takes the time to discuss all available treatment paths with you. He views his role as your partner in reaching the best possible solution for your specific set of needs and goals. Dr. Alani makes sure you make an informed decision about your treatment path.
What are some shoulder surgery options?
Many shoulder surgeries can be completed using arthroscopy. This allows Dr. Alani to view the interior of your shoulder joint before deciding which repairs are necessary. He inserts specialized surgical tools through incredibly small incisions, while a medical scope and light display imaging on an external monitor.
There are some cases where an open surgical procedure is the preferred approach. Today’s open surgeries are far different than those of decades past. The incisions are smaller, the risk of infection is lower, and the recovery time is much shorter.
Certain shoulder conditions don’t require surgical intervention. Dr. Alani offers physical and occupational therapy services that can help you regain proper joint function.
What happens after shoulder surgery?
Your recovery period depends on the type of surgery and the extent of completed repairs. Some men and women will begin physical therapy in the days or weeks after their procedure. Others will simply complete a prescribed routine of exercise and stretching at home.
Dr. Alani has more than 28 years of experience treating all types of shoulder conditions. He has the skill and expertise to design a customized post-surgical plan that will help you recover as swiftly and safely as possible.
When you’re ready to move beyond shoulder pain and weakness, schedule an appointment with Dr. Alani today to begin discussing treatment options.