People come to us from all over the tristate area seeking specialty care for complex shoulder and sports injuries. Whether the injury is new or a chronic condition, even if you've had surgery before, we'd be happy to review your case and discuss your options. We treat patients involved in all levels of sport, from pee wee football to the PGA. If your shoulder injury could be career ending or if you just want to throw a ball in the backyard with your kid, Dr. David P. Rudman can help. Dr. Rudman offers diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of shoulder injuries and disorders at our Bergen County office. He is a highly respected surgeon who has worked tirelessly to improve countless patients’ quality of life.
Every patient is important here, so Dr. Rudman takes the same amount of time with a little league athlete as he does a major league pitcher. Regardless of your condition, our team is here to provide the very best that modern medicine has to offer. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our services.
Common Shoulder Injuries
The shoulder joint is especially vulnerable to injury because it has a wide range of motion and unique anatomy. The glenoid (socket) is shallow like a plate and the humerus (ball) is round, which gives the shoulder the most motion of any joint in the body. Unfortunately, its not very stable. To increase stability there is a gasket around the glenoid, called a labrum, and coming off the top of the labrum is the bicep tendon. There are also four muscles that make up the rotator cuff.
Shoulder trauma can lead to dislocations, instability, superior labrum anterior-posterior (SLAP) tears, anterior labral tears (Bankart injury), rotator cuff tears and fractures. Additional injuries and conditions commonly treated at our practice include broken clavicles, AC separations, bursitis and impingement issues, as well as degenerative joint diseases like rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.
Regardless of your condition, Dr. Rudman can provide the treatment you need to relieve your pain and return to normal activity. He offers outstanding surgical and non-surgical care that can help you achieve function and comfort once again. As a conservative physician, he prefers to recommend surgery only after other treatment options have failed.
Dr. Rudman will also make sure that you are informed in the decision-making process, and he believes that a knowledgeable and involved patient enjoys better treatment outcomes. Of course, if surgery is the best treatment for your condition, he has extensive experience in the surgical theatre. He is an extremely skilled surgeon and one of the few in the area performing advanced procedures, such as the Laterjet procedure for instability and glenoid deficiency, and reverse total shoulder replacements for rotator cuff arthropathy or fracture.
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Dr. Rudman keeps abreast of the latest innovations and surgical procedures in his field to treat a range of sports-related injuries such as tennis elbow, shin splints, ACL injuries, torn meniscus and torn rotator cuffs. His training and skills are renowned, and he often instructs other surgeons on various innovative surgical techniques and treatment options. In fact, his peers come to him to treatment them and their family members.
If you have an injury that is restricting your level of activity and detracting from your ability to enjoy life, please contact us. We are here to help. We would be more than happy to schedule a private consultation for you with Dr. Rudman.