DR. WARD OAKLEY SHOULDER CENTER
Dr. Ward Oakley and specialty-trained staff are recognized as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries and conditions and provide an extraordinary base of shared knowledge with advanced surgery and treatment methods for patients in Pinehurst and surrounding counties.
The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body making it the most susceptible to instability and injury. Frequently using our shoulders without proper care can cause numerous injuries and conditions to develop. Shoulder injuries are a major strain on patients’ bodies. Injuries of this kind sometimes inhibit a person’s ability to complete daily tasks, much less perform high-intensity athletic workouts.
At Pinehurst Surgical, Dr. Ward Oakley specializes in diagnosing and treating shoulder and upper body injuries so you can continue living an active life without pain.
Symptoms & Conditions We Treat
There are numerous conditions that can cause shoulder pain or inhibit movement. Our orthopaedic specialists treat and manage:
General shoulder pain
Degenerative conditions of the shoulder
Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
Burners and stingers
Fracture of the collarbone (clavicle)
Glenoid labrum tears
Proximal humerus fracture (broken shoulder)
Rotator cuff tears
SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)
Shoulder impingement syndrome
Snapping scapula syndrome
The Shoulder Anatomy:
Provides attachment to muscles of the upper arm. The humoral head forms the ball of the ball-and-socket shoulder joint.
Scapula (shoulder blade) is a flat, triangular bone providing attachment to the muscles of back and neck.
The clavicle is an S-shaped bone that connects the shoulder girdle to the trunk. It maintains the shoulder in a functional position with the axial skeleton and allows varied arm positions. In addition to its structural function, the clavicle protects major underlying nerves and blood vessels as they pass from the neck to the axilla.
The coracoid process is the extension around the shoulder joint at the front – varus force.
The acromion is the extension of scapula (shoulder blade) around the shoulder joint at the rear to from a roof. This is also called the acromial.
Glenoid, is the depression at the end of scapula that forms the socket of ball-and-socket shoulder.
Rotator cuff The rotator cuff refers to a group of four tendons that attach four shoulder muscles to the upper arm (humerus) and hold it in the shoulder joint. Many shoulder problems are caused by injuries to the rotator cuff.
To schedule an appointment call 910-295-0295. Current patients may login to their My Patient Page and request an appointment online.
Pinehurst Surgical is a multi-specialty clinic comprised of ten specialty centers located in a state-of-the-art surgical facility in Pinehurst, NC. Our Pinehurst, Raeford, Rockingham, Sanford and Troy clinical offices offer expert orthopaedic care serving patients in Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Sanford, Troy, Rockingham, Raeford, Fort Bragg & Surrounding Areas throughout North and South Carolina, and beyond.