Dr Jason McDarra performs a wide-range of shoulder surgery procedures. He specialises in arthroscopic (“keyhole”) reconstruction surgery to address a range of underlying conditions and injuries. He employs the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques when performing shoulder surgery. Dr McDarra does not perform Shoulder Joint Replacement.
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. In athletes, shoulder problems can develop slowly through repetitive, intensive training routines.
Some people will have a tendency to ignore the pain and “play through” a shoulder injury, which only aggravates the condition, and may possibly cause more problems.
If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder, ask yourself these questions:
If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, you should consult an orthopaedic surgeon for help in determining the severity of the problem.
He is committed to patient care and strives for positive patient outcomes by working towards relieving pain and restoring function and flexibility, thus improving mobility. His primary goal is to work with you to get you back to your active lifestyle and help you restore your quality of life.