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Dr. Puskas specializes in the treatment of various shoulder disorders and provides both operative and non-operative treatments. He performs various shoulder surgeries which include minimally invasive joint replacements, shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, SLAP repair, and shoulder labrum reconstruction. Dr. Puskas also provides safe and effective solutions for elbow, knee, foot, and ankle conditions. To know more about Dr. Puskas’s services, read below:

Shoulder

  • Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedure performed for joint problems. Shoulder arthroscopy is performed using a pencil-sized instrument called an arthroscope.

  • Total shoulder replacement surgery is performed to relieve symptoms of severe shoulder pain and disability due to arthritis. In this surgery, the damaged articulating parts of the shoulder joint are removed and replaced with artificial prostheses.

  • The rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles in the shoulder joint including the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis.

  • Traumatic injury to the shoulder, overuse of the shoulder associated with excessive throwing or weightlifting can cause a labral tear. It may also result from a weakened labrum due to aging.

  • A SLAP repair is an arthroscopic shoulder procedure to treat a specific type of injury to the labrum called a SLAP tear.

 

 

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • North Pacific Orthopaedic Society