Orthopedic shoulder surgeons can help relieve symptoms and heal conditions that non-surgical methods cannot. Residents of Wyomissing, PA, should not hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Bercik at our Ephrata location today.

Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon Wyomissing, PAIf you are experiencing symptoms in your shoulder that are not responding to your current treatment methods,  Dr. Michael Bercik and our team at Lancaster Orthopedic Group can develop a treatment and rehabilitation plan specifically tailored to your needs.

Dr. Michael Bercik is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in conditions of the shoulder and elbow. He has completed three fellowships to advance his skills in treating complex shoulder conditions, and he is dedicated to pursuing excellence in his field. He is committed to excellence in his practical experience, but he has demonstrated this through academic pursuits and patient care standards. In recognition of this, Dr. Bercik was awarded the annual Orthopedic In-training Examination award for achieving the highest score in his residency and the Mark D Chilton award for outstanding patient care.

When patients see Dr. Bercik, they can expect to be treated with dedication, commitment, and respect. Dr. Michael Bercik is invested in the journey of each of his patients and works tirelessly to ensure the proper treatment methods are performed for each condition to promote long-lasting and high-quality results.

Instability and Dislocation of the Shoulder: What Is It?

The shoulder is one of the most complicated joints in the body and provides your arm with an extended range of motion. Because of the high movement abilities in the arm, the ball and socket joint is less secure than other joints of the body that provide more limited movement, such as the elbow or knee. This leads to increased dislocations.

When the humerus, or upper arm bone, is pulled or forced out of the shoulder socket, this is a dislocation. Dislocations can be partial or complete, which means the humerus can partially leave the socket. Overuse, repeated force, or loose ligaments can increase the likelihood of dislocations. Repetitive overhead movements can also contribute to the loosening of the ligaments in the shoulder socket. Specific sports, such as tennis, volleyball, or swimming that utilize this type of movement can increase dislocations.

Once the shoulder has dislocated once, the ligaments may stay loose, and the likelihood of a repeat dislocation increases. Because of this, it is essential to seek medical advice after a dislocation to ensure you have the tools to strengthen the shoulder and reduce the likelihood of repeat dislocation.

A shoulder separation is when the ligaments are chronically loose and unable to stabilize the shoulder joint. This creates feelings of shoulder instability and weakness. While physical therapy and activity modifications can help minimize feelings of instability and dislocations, surgery is sometimes the best method to repair loose ligaments so they can hold the shoulder securely. Dr. Bercik can evaluate your shoulder stability and ligaments and recommend the best path forward to recovery.

Let’s Work Together!

The shoulder is a delicate joint, but working with an expert orthopedic shoulder surgeon like Dr. Bercik can ensure you are provided with the information and treatment to feel secure in your daily (and non-daily) activities. Residents of Wyomissing, PA, looking to work with Lancaster Orthopedic Group should contact us today by using the “Schedule An Appointment” link in the top right of the website or calling (866) 564-1000.