Learn about the four major types of SLAP tears (labral tears) and how each type is typically treated.
While it is not common, surgical treatment may be recommended for some cases of shoulder impingement where nonsurgical options do not adequately relieve pain.
Fractures in the shoulder usually occur in the scapula (shoulder blade), clavicle (collarbone), or humerus (upper arm) bones.
The majority of proximal humerus fractures can be treated non-surgically; however, there are certain cases that require surgical treatment.
Nonsurgical treatments are often effective in treating scapula fractures; however, surgery to repair a broken scapula is necessary in certain cases.