If you are experiencing shoulder pain and looking for your next steps, Dr. Michael J Bercik and our team can help you find the best road to recovery. Lancaster, PA, residents should look to our Lancaster location to set up an appointment today.

Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon Lancaster, PADr. Michael J. Bercik is an experienced Orthopedic Surgeon with specialties in shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and orthopedic traumatology (trauma and fracture care). Dr. Bercik has studied internationally under the guidance of some of the most world-renowned shoulder surgeons in the world and has taken this expertise right back to Pennsylvania to help Lancaster residents feel and move their best.

Dr. Bercik has received recognition for his outstanding work, including the Mark D. Chilton award for outstanding patient care and the annual Orthopaedic In-training Examination Award. Our experience, combined with dedication to exceptional patient care and building an inclusive environment, ensures that our patients can feel confident trusting us with their orthopedic needs. When it comes to shoulder care, we have your back.

Common Shoulder Injuries

Rotator Cuff Injury

The purpose of the rotator cuff is to stabilize your shoulder and allow rotation within the shoulder socket without dislocation or pain. When an injury occurs in the muscles or tendons that connect your upper arm to your shoulder blade, this is a rotator cuff injury.

Biceps Tendon Injury

The biceps are the arm muscles that run along your upper arm from the shoulder to the elbow. They allow the arm to bend. Think of the stereotypical flexing of the arm muscles (think Pop-Eye); that large muscle is the bicep.

Two tendons connect the bicep muscle to the shoulder. One of the tendons is shorter and attaches the muscle to the top of the shoulder blade, while the other is longer and attaches the muscle to the shoulder joint socket. When people experience biceps tendon injuries, it is most often tears in the long tendon.

Labral Injury

The labrum is the fibrous tissue that lines the shoulder socket and helps stabilize the humorous (upper arm bone) in the shoulder socket. Tears to this tissue are common, including:

Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior (SLAP) Tear: This tear occurs in the top half of the shoulder socket. It commonly also affects the biceps tendon and can result in a tear in this tissue as well.

Bankart Tear: This tear occurs in the bottom part of the shoulder socket and affects the front of the shoulder.

Reverse Bankart Tear: This tear is similar to the Bankart Tear but affects the back of the shoulder.

If you experience a labral tear, one of the defining symptoms is likely to be a clicking noise when you move your arm. You also may experience a limited range of motion, which can happen when a piece of the labrum becomes stuck between bones within the joint. If you experience this locking, be sure to reach out to us to prevent any further complications.

Ready to Get Started?

Dr. Bercik, a leading orthopedic surgeon, and our team in Lancaster, PA, are here to provide advanced surgical care for a wide variety of shoulder injuries. With state-of-the-art equipment and methods, you can feel confident in trusting us with your recovery. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bercik, please click the “Schedule An Appointment” link in the top right of the website or call (866) 564-1000.