Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon Cornwall, PA
If you are looking for an experienced orthopedic surgeon near Cornwall, PA, Dr. Michael Bercik and our team at Lancaster Orthopedic Group in Ephrata are the best ones to help you understand, treat, and heal from your shoulder condition. With years of experience in the field, Dr. Bercik treats every patient with state-of-the-art methods and techniques for outstanding outcomes.
Dr. Michael Bercik is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University before continuing his studies at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Following his medical school experience, Dr. Bercik completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, PA. He proceeded to demonstrate his academic and clinical prowess. He was awarded the annual Orthopedic In-training Examination award for achieving the highest score in residency and the Mark D Chilton award for outstanding patient care.
Dr. Bercik completed two international fellowships at some world-renowned orthopedic elbow care centers to further develop advanced techniques to treat shoulder and elbow ailments. He studied at the Centre Orthopédique Santy in France under Dr. Gilles Walch and at the Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre and Monash University under Professor Simon Bell. Dr. Bercik has been able to bring advanced techniques back to his practice here in the United States to offer his patients creative and innovative solutions to produce truly outstanding results.
Recovering From Common Surgical Procedures
How is a torn rotator cuff repaired?
The rotator cuff is one of the most commonly injured parts of the shoulder. When this area is repaired, torn tendons in the shoulder will be surgically reattached to the humerus or upper arm bone. This can be done through either arthroscopic surgery or a traditional open procedure. Your orthopedic surgeon will recommend the correct type of surgery for you based on your condition and personal medical history.
When completing the surgery, sutures (also referred to as stitches) will be used to attach the torn tendons to tiny holes made in the humerus. These sutures will be passed through the bone and tied, securing the tendons. The tendons will heal back to the bone and restore the stable tendon-to-bone connection. This healing process generally takes a few months and will be guided by your orthopedic surgeon and rehabilitation team.
How is impingement or bursitis repaired?
Impingement and shoulder bursitis are often treated with non-surgical methods such as rotator cuff strengthening and physical therapy. However, if these injuries do not respond to non-surgical treatment, arthroscopic surgery can make small incisions in the shoulder and remove small bone spurs and inflamed shoulder bursa to alleviate pain in the area.
Ready To Make Your First Appointment?
An experienced shoulder surgeon can mean the difference between ongoing pain and discomfort and a full recovery. Many activities require arm movements, and shoulder pain can quickly lead to the inability to complete daily tasks. If you live or work in Cornwall, PA, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bercik and our team at Lancaster Orthopedic Group today. To get started, use the “Schedule An Appointment” link in the top right of the website or call (866) 564-1000.