The shoulder has the greatest range of motion of all joints in the body, making it susceptible to injury. Overhead activities likes painting a ceiling or cleaning a cupboard can trigger pain, particularly in people who already have arthritis. High-impact, high-speed sports like football, rugby and skiing are often responsible for rotator cuff tears and shoulder separations. Tennis, swimming and baseball can all cause overuse injuries.
Orthopedic and sports medicine doctors at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder impingement
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder labral tears
Specialists offer a full spectrum of care to get you back in the game, from physical therapy and joint injections to rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement.
What Our Patients Say
“I have found great satisfaction in my dual shoulder replacements (January and October 2015).
“I live aboard my 44-foot sailboat on the SF Bay. Prior to replacements, my shoulders' degenerative arthritis limited me in many ways day to day, particularly in sailing tasks and maintenance work.
“Since the shoulder replacements, and with the top-notch post-surgery physical therapy follow-ups, all activities on the boat are a breeze (pun intended).
“My physical activities have greatly expanded and motivated me into my best physical shape in my past 20 years. I've maintained a near-daily gym and biking routine in the past half-year, including dropping 30 pounds and gaining upper body strength I never could have achieved in my past condition.
“Having these surgeries completed by Dr. Kirk Jensen were the best two decisions I've made in a long time. His care and expertise are awesome. And he's a genuinely good guy.” — Michael M.