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Shoulder Treatment & Care

20Hip Care
10Hip-Conditions and Injuries
Cartilage Injury
Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
Gluteal Tears
Hamstring Tears
Hip Instability
Deep Gluteal Space Syndrome
Labral Tears
Psoas Impingement (Internal Snapping Hip)
Trochanteric Bursitis
10Hip-Treatment and Surgeries
Gluteal Repair
Labral Debridement
Labral Reconstruction
Labral Repair
Psoas Release
Trochanteric Bursa Debridement
33Knee Care
13Knee Conditions and Injuries
ACL Tear
Cartilage Injury
Discoid Meniscus
Lateral Meniscus Tear
LCL Injury
MCL Injury
Medial Meniscus Tear
Osteochondritis Dessicans
Patellar Instability
Patellofemoral Chondromalacia
Posterolateral Corner Injury
Trochlear Dysplasia
20Knee Treatment and Surgeries
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
Cartilage Restoration Surgery – Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI-Carticel)
Cartilage Restoration Surgery – Donor Graft
Collagen Meniscal Implant (CMI)
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Reconstruction
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Reconstruction
Meniscus Repair
Meniscus Root Repair
Meniscal Transplant
Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction
Osteochondral Allograft Transfer
Osteochondral Autograft Transfer (OATS)
Partial Knee Replacement (MAKO)
Partial Meniscectomy
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
Posterolateral Corner (PLC) Surgery
Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
Total Knee Replacement (MAKO)
20Shoulder Care
10Shoulder-Conditions and Injuries
AC Joint Injuries
Biceps Tendon Injuries
Calcific Tendinitis
Clavicle Fractures
Frozen Shoulder
Labral and SLAP Tears
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Shoulder Dislocation/Instability
Subacromial Impingement/Busitis
10Shoulder-Treatment and Surgeries
A-C Joint Stabilization
Biceps Tenodesis
Clavicle Fracture Fixation
Pectoralis Major Repair
Rotator Cuff Repair
Shoulder Instability Surgery – Bankart Repair
Shoulder Instability Surgery – Latarjet Procedure
Subacromial Decompression and Acromioplasty
Superior Capsular Reconstruction
Total Shoulder Replacement


Full Recovery


The shoulder joint is made up of the end of the humerus bone (“ball”), the scapula bone (“socket”), cartilage that lines the bones, ligaments, tendons (including the rotator cuff tendons), and the labrum (“bumper” that lines the socket). Shoulder injuries are very common and can lead to significant disability, especially when one attempts overhead activities.

Dr. Welch treats patients from all walks of life, from weekend warriors to professional athletes, and considers each patient’s goals when creating a treatment plan. For each patient with a shoulder injury, Dr. Welch performs a detailed review of the history as well as a comprehensive physical exam. If necessary, Dr. Welch will obtains x-rays and/or an MRI to further evaluate the structures in the shoulder. Most patients benefit from non-surgical management for injuries in the shoulder, including oral analgesics, activity modification, injections, and/or a dedicated physical therapy program.

For those patients who require surgery, Dr. Welch performs advanced arthroscopic techniques in the shoulder. During his time in Los Angeles, Dr. Welch worked extensively with Dr. Neal El Attrache, one of the leading arthroscopic shoulder surgeons in the country. Similar to procedures in the knee and hip, surgical procedures for the shoulder have evolved tremendously over the last 10-15 years, and Dr. Welch is up to date. The most common injuries that require surgical intervention in the shoulder include rotator cuff tears, instability (shoulder dislocations), labral/SLAP tears, biceps tendon injuries, A-C joint arthritis, as well as fractures.