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Shoulder Pain & Injury Treatments


Dr. Mark Yaffe is a board-certified orthopedic shoulder specialist who strives to provide the best possible treatment for his patients. He is committed to providing minimally-invasive and non-invasive treatment modalities in an effort to get patients back to their everyday lifestyle quickly.

Dr. Yaffe understands the importance of providing a tailored treatment that meets each individual's needs and goals. His priority is to ensure that every patient gets the highest quality care possible while focusing on comfort and speed of recovery. At Dr. Yaffe’s practice, you can expect a personalized approach with the latest treatments available for shoulder injuries.

Whether you suffer from tendonitis, frozen shoulder or rotator cuff injury, Dr. Yaffe will work closely with you to design a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs so you can return to your daily activities as soon as possible.

If you’re ready to get started on the road to recovery with the top orthopedic doctor Elk Grove Village has to offer, Dr. Yaffe is here to help. Schedule your first appointment with Dr. Yaffe today.


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Shoulder Pain From Rotator Cuff Tears, SLAP and Labrum tears, Impingement and Bursitis

Comprehensive Orthopedic Shoulder Care

The shoulder is an intricate joint, and its anatomy allows for a wide range of motion that can easily be compromised. Dr. Yaffe specializes in all areas of shoulder care, from diagnosis to repair and reconstruction.

With the most up to date technology, Dr. Mark Yaffe offers advanced treatments for common and complex shoulder problems, including:

  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: Rotator cuff injuries are among the most common shoulder problems. Dr. Yaffe offers minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder surgery with small portal sites and knotless non-metallic anchor technology to repair rotator cuff injuries, which reduces postoperative discomfort and speeds recovery.
  • SLAP tears: SLAP tears often occur in athletes due to repetitive throwing motions. If surgery is required, Dr. Yaffe uses knotless, non-metalicl anchors and a minimally invasive surgical approach.
  • Acute, traumatic fractures: Fractures of the humerus, shoulder joint, and clavicle can occur due to slips and falls or other kinds of trauma. Although most fractures are able to be treated non-surgically, if surgery is required, it is almost always performed in an in-office outpatient surgery center, which speeds access to care and reduces care cost.
  • Shoulder dislocations: While a dislocation can happen as a result of trauma, it is also possible for this to happen spontaneously during activities such as throwing a football or tennis ball forcefully from an overhead position. Surgery may be recommended if instability remains after repeated episodes of dislocation.

Minimally-Invasive Shoulder Treatments in Schaumburg, IL

Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery, Shoulder Replacement & More

Dr. Mark Yaffe uses the most advanced treatments to help his patients recover from shoulder injuries. Whether you’re in need of torn rotator cuff treatment or shoulder replacement surgery, Dr. Yaffe is dedicated to helping you regain your quality of life.

Shoulder treatments offered by Dr. Yaffe include:

  • Shoulder REGENETEN(opens in a new tab) (Bioinductive Implant): For partial thickness or revision rotator cuff injuries, Dr. Yaffe offers this innovative biologic augmentation treatment to improve the healing potential of the rotator cuff.
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery:With a minimally invasive approach, Dr. Yaffe is able to perform torn rotator cuff surgery and other shoulder surgeries and complete many of them arthroscopically without making large incisions or compromising stability of the joint.
  • Joint Replacement: In cases where joint replacement is necessary, Dr. Yaffe can provide both Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement options for patients depending on their individual needs and goals for recovery. These replacements offer long-term solutions for improved mobility and increased comfort in daily activities.
  • Biologic injection therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)): PRP is a biologic, non-cortisone based injection that may help to avoid the need for surgery by reducing pain and augmenting healing of degenerative tendon conditions affecting the shoulder and upper extremity.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Shoulder REGENETEN bio-conductive implant work?

The Shoulder REGENETEN bio-conductive implant is a device that is surgically placed in the shoulder joint to treat partial thickness or revision rotator cuff injuries.

It works by releasing small amounts of molecules (such as growth factors) into the tendon, which encourages new tissue development and enhances the healing process.

Over time, this helps to improve the quality of the tendon’s tissue, making it stronger and better able to withstand tears or other damage.

What are the most common signs of rotator cuff injury?

The most common signs of rotator cuff injuries are pain and stiffness in the shoulder, difficulty extending or flexing the arm, decreased range of motion in the shoulder joint, reduced strength while lifting or lowering items, swelling in the affected area, and a crackling sensation when moving your arm.

What types of shoulder replacement surgery do you offer?

Dr. Yaffe offers two types of minimally-invasive shoulder replacements:

  • Anatomic total shoulder replacement surgery replaces the damaged joint and surrounding tissues with new, anatomically correct parts. The goal is to restore the shoulder’s normal anatomy, so that it functions more like a normal shoulder.
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement surgery replaces the damaged parts of your shoulder joint with artificial components, which are designed to compensate for any loss of function due to age or injury to the rotator cuff.

The difference between these two surgeries is that anatomic shoulder replacement restores normal shoulder anatomy while reverse total shoulder replacement compensates for any loss of function related to chronic degredation of the rotator cuff.

How can I get started with the best shoulder surgeons near me?

At Dr. Yaffe’s practice, we want it to be as easy as possible to get started on your road to recovery. Just use our simple online appointment request tool.

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Expert Orthopedic Care from Mark A. Yaffe, M.D.