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Shoulder Specialists

Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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Shoulders are our specialty.
   
Our fellowship-trained, experienced, board-certified orthopedic surgeons specialize in personalized treatment plans to help you get back your shoulder mobility and reduce your pain. Our surgeons have many years of experience - treating acute injuries, as well as long-standing issues caused by degenerative disease.
 
From tendon repairs to the treatment of fractures, joint replacement for arthritis, dislocations to sports-related injuries, our expertise is comprehensive in treating all types of conditions with the latest techniques.
 
We have extensive experience and advanced arthroscopy training in performing all variations of rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs, shoulder instability repairs and treatment of biceps tendon injuries using minimally invasive techniques that offer shorter recovery times and less pain after surgery. We offer both anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacement to treat degenerative disease of the shoulder.When it’s time for your shoulder repair or replacement, count on our shoulder specialists.
 
Types of Shoulder Injuries
 
Millions of people visit their providers every year for shoulder problems, including shoulder and upper arm sprains and strains and rotator cuff conditions.
 
Often shoulder injuries are caused by athletic activities in which you excessively and repetitively use an overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching and weightlifting.
 
You don’t have to be an athlete to hurt your shoulder though. You also might injure your shoulder doing everyday activities like gardening, repetitive types of work and household cleaning.
 
Watch for Warning Signs
 
Pain in your shoulder can present in different ways.
 
You may have stiffness or an inability to rotate your arm in all of the normal positions. Or it could be that your shoulder is popping or sliding out of the socket. You may even find that you are lacking strength in your shoulder.
 
If you have any of these symptoms, an orthopedic surgeon can help determine the severity of your shoulder problem.
 
Common Shoulder Issues
 
Shoulder problems usually involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems. In athletes, shoulder problems can develop slowly through repetitive, intensive training routines.
 
You may have a tendency to ignore the pain or “play through” it. This could aggravate the condition or cause you more problems. You also may underestimate the severity of your injury by becoming used to the steady pain, weakness in the arm or joint motion limitation.
 
It’s best not to ignore these symptoms and to consult a medical professional to find out the best way to treat your condition.

Types of Shoulder Problems

Instability
 
When your shoulder joint moves or is forced out of its normal position, this is called instability and can result in a dislocation.
 
If you’re suffering from instability in the joint, you may experience pain when raising your arm or feel like your shoulder is slipping out of place.
 
Impingement
 
Impingement is caused by excessive rubbing of the shoulder muscles against the top part of the shoulder blade or acromion.
 
Impingement problems can occur when you’re doing activities that require excessive overhead arm motion.
 
It’s advised you seek medical care for inflammation in the shoulder because it could eventually lead to a more serious injury.
 
Rotator Cuff Injuries
 
Your rotator cuff is one of the most important parts of your shoulder. It is made up of a group of muscles and tendons that hold the bones of your shoulder joint together. Rotator cuff muscles provide you with the ability to lift your arm and reach overhead.
 
You might find you have pain or weakness in your shoulder.
 
Treatment of Shoulder Injuries
 
No matter the injury or symptom, early detection is key in preventing serious shoulder injuries.
 
Some of the treatments we offer include:

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Repair of SLAP tears and labral tears
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement, including Reverse Total     Shoulder Replacements
  • Shoulder Reconstruction Surgeries
  • Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tear Arthropathy
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Treatment of biceps instability
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Treatment of biceps tears and tendonitis
  • A/C joint injuries and separations
  • Throwing injuries

Find out more about the most common shoulder issues at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ website.

Contact Us
For more information, please call (603) 742-2007.

Meet Our Team

Sports Medicine

Mark Cullen, MD

Wentworth Health Partners Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Pease

Portsmouth, NH 03801-2847

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Hand Surgery

Adam Fleit, MD

Wentworth Health Partners Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Somersworth, NH 03878

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Sports Medicine

David Thut, MD

Wentworth Health Partners Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Somersworth, NH 03878

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Orthopedic Surgery

Paul Urbanek, MD

Wentworth Health Partners

Portsmouth, NH 03801

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Sports Medicine

Gavin Webb, MD

Wentworth Health Partners Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Somersworth, NH 03878

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Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

7 Marsh Brook Drive
Somersworth, New Hampshire 03878

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Hours:

Monday through Friday

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 



Phone:

Office: (603) 742-2007

Fax: (603) 749-4605

Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Lee

65 Calef Highway (Route 125)
Lee, New Hampshire 03861

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Hours:

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 



Phone:

Office: (603) 742-2007

Fax: (603) 749-4605

Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Portsmouth

67 Corporate Drive (Building A)
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801

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Hours:

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 



Phone:

Office: (603) 742-2007

Fax: (603) 749-4605

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