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St Louis Shoulder Surgeon Ryan T. Pitts


St Louis Area
Do you need orthopedic treatment for a shoulder injury or condition? If so, we encourage you to learn about the diagnosis and treatment services we offer to patients who have any type of musculoskeletal problem, including those involving the shoulder. We welcome new patients and recommend that you contact the office of St. Louis orthopedic shoulder surgeon Ryan T. Pitts as soon as possible. St. Louis Shoulder doctor Ryan T. Pitts can review your case and advise you on the treatment options available and help you get started with the medical care that is best for your specific needs.

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Orthopedic Treatment for Shoulders

When it comes to the treatment of shoulders, a St Louis shoulder surgeon must cautiously maintain the delicate balance between soft tissue tension and stability, as this is essential to range of motion and function.  Shoulder surgeon Ryan T. Pitts is specifically trained in the latest procedures that allow faster recoveries with less pain.  St Louis orthopedic surgeon Ryan Pitts can treat complex fractures and degenerative conditions utilizing state-of-the-art reconstructive techniques.  Working with trained physical therapists, Doctor Pitts can provide multi-faceted care that ensures speedy recovery and a return to a healthy active lifestyle as soon as possible.

St Louis Shoulder Surgeon Ryan Pitts commonly performs:

Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator cuff repair is a type of surgery to fix a torn tendon in the shoulder. Many times rotator cuff tears can be managed initially or definitively with non-surgical means, including injections, shoulder rehabilitation and/or physical therapy. In the cases in which surgery is required, the procedure can be done with a large ("open") incision or with shoulder arthroscopy, which uses small button-hole sized incisions. In almost all cases, Dr. Pitts is able to perform your rotator cuff repair entirely through the arthroscope, which leads to less pain associated with surgery.

Labrum Repair

Advances in medical technology are enabling doctors to identify and treat injuries that went unnoticed 20 years ago. For example, physicians can now use miniaturized television cameras to see inside a joint. With this tool, they have been able to identify and treat tears of the glenoid labrum, which is a "bumper" like ring of cartilage around the shoulder "socket". In many patients with both traumatic and degenerative shoulder problems, a tear of the labrum may be responsible for symptoms. In many cases these symptoms can be improved with non-operative treatments, and in the cases that do require surgery Dr. Pitts can generally also treat these tears through the arthroscope to minimize the pain associated with surgery.

Shoulder Instability

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body. It helps you lift your arm, rotate it, and reach up over your head. It is able to turn in many directions. This greater range of motion, however, results in a greater risk of instability, or shoulder dislocation injuries. Often times an initial episode of shoulder instability may only need closely supervised rehabilitation with a shoulder specialist like St. Louis shoulder surgeon Dr. Ryan T. Pitts. In other cases, shoulder instability may require surgical reconstruction, and Dr. Pitts has advanced fellowship training in the most state of the are shoulder reconstruction techniques. More often than not, these surgeries can also be performed through the scope. Contact St Louis Shoulder Surgeon Ryan T. Pitts to find out more.

Shoulder Impingement and Bursitis

Impingement is one of the most common causes of pain in the adult shoulder. It results from pressure on the rotator cuff from part of the shoulder blade (scapula) as the arm is lifted. Contact St Louis Shoulder Doctor Ryan T. Pitts today to begin the road to recovery.

Shoulder Separation

An AC separation is usually the result of a fall directly onto the shoulder. This direct fall onto the shoulder results in tearing of the ligaments that surround and stabilize the AC joint. This causes the "separation" of the collarbone (clavicle) from the acromion. Contact St Louis Shoulder Physician Ryan T. Pitts to find out what options you have.

Shoulder Arthritis and Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Shoulder replacement is surgery to replace the bones of the shoulder joint with artificial joint parts in cases where arthritis, prior trauma,  or a long-standing rotator cuff tear has damaged the shoulder joint. There are many options to treat shoulder arthritis, and in many cases surgery can be delayed or avoided altogether with the appropriate non-surgical treatments. In the event all other options have failed, Dr. Pitts is able to offer the most up to date shoulder reconstruction techniques to help you return to function with the least amount of pain possible. Contact St Louis Shoulder Surgeon Ryan T. Pitts to learn more.

Biceps Tendon Tear

A biceps tendon tear at the shoulder will cause decreased strength in your arm and make it difficult to forcefully turn your arm from palm down to palm up. Contact St Louis Shoulder Doctor Ryan T. Pitts to learn how to return to normal function.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Office Location:
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3009 N Ballas Rd #105b,
St Louis, MO 63131
Phone : 314-432-2323

After hours exchange:
(314) 388-6163

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