Acute shoulder injuries
Shoulder surgery might be necessary if you have an injury like a severe dislocation or fracture. Straightforward dislocations and some fractures might only require manual realignment and an X-ray to check everything is where it should be. More severe compound and comminuted fractures might require surgery.
Chronic shoulder pain
You might benefit from shoulder surgery if you have chronic shoulder pain that isn’t improving under a conservative treatment program.
For most shoulder problems, a combination of physical therapies, medication, regenerative medicine, and rest resolves the pain. More persistent shoulder pain might require steroid injections that deliver powerful anti-inflammatory medication directly into your shoulder.
If these don’t help, surgery might be the best option.