My answer typically involves an explanation of some basics about rotator cuff tears:
Hi, I’m Dr. Matthew DiPaola, an orthopedic surgeon and shoulder and elbow specialist.
You know that shoulder and elbow problems can be very painful. They can keep you awake at night, drain your strength, and turn daily routines into a chore. In short, they can ruin your quality of life.
At the heart of every shoulder or elbow problem is a person with unique goals. Perhaps you just want to brush your hair or buckle your seatbelt without pain. Maybe shoulder or elbow pain is preventing you from working or playing sports? Maybe you want to pick up your grandchildren or throw them a ball pain free.
Understanding and respecting your goals is one of the most important parts of treating your shoulder or elbow issue effectively.
No matter your age or activity level, my goal is simple: to help you find the solution that will maximize your quality of life.
I focus my practice on shoulder and elbow care so I can offer the safest, most reliable, and modern treatment options for those problems. From gentle physical therapy to advanced, arthroscopic surgery my practice offers individually tailored treatment plans to help your shoulder or elbow pain.
Browse the treatments and conditions below to learn more about your shoulder or elbow problem. In my blog you will find my personal perspective on shoulder and elbow problems gathered from treating thousands of patients with these conditions.
Feel free to contact me for an appointment if you feel that I may be able to help.