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About Dr. Richard Bartholomew, Shoulder Specialist

Dr. Richard Bartholomew, orthopedic surgeon, is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his training in Orthopedic Surgery at St. John Oakland Hospital where he served as chief resident. Dr. Bartholomew is currently an associate clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at Michigan State University and associate director of the orthopedic residency program. Dr. Bartholomew has lectured extensively on reconstructive techniques and has had several articles published. He is a shoulder specialist and knee specialist focusing on joint replacement and reconstruction, including minimally invasive procedures, and arthroscopic surgery.
10 01, 2020

New Option for Shoulder Replacement


New Option for Shoulder Replacement Surgery by Dr. Richard Bartholomew Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Every year, thousands of shoulder replacements are performed in the United States to help alleviate pain and restore arm and muscle function. Some patients may have shoulder replacement surgery because they are suffering from severe arthritis [...]

New Option for Shoulder Replacement2020-04-09T19:26:07+00:00
5 01, 2020

“Signature” Custom Fit Total and Reverse Shoulder Replacement


Custom Fit Total and Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery by Dr. Richard Bartholomew Dr. Bartholomew is excited to announce the introduction of the personalized 'Signature' Custom Fit shoulder replacement. He is among the first in the United States to offer this exciting new technology and the only physician in Michigan performing this procedure. [...]

“Signature” Custom Fit Total and Reverse Shoulder Replacement2020-04-09T19:25:45+00:00
2 01, 2020

Total Shoulder Replacement


Total Shoulder Replacement by Dr. Richard Bartholomew, Shoulder Surgeon Expert Total Shoulder Replacement surgery, also known as Total Shoulder Arthroplasty,  involves removing the arthritic shoulder joint and replacing it with a prosthesis. This procedure is an option given to patients who suffer from joint dysfunction. This is usually the result of osteoarthritis [...]

Total Shoulder Replacement2020-04-09T19:22:44+00:00
2 01, 2020

Minimally Invasive TESS Total Shoulder Replacement


Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacement Surgery by Dr. Richard Bartholomew, Top Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon TESS Total Shoulder Arthroplasty The TESS total shoulder arthroplasty procedure removes minimal amounts of bone and places a smooth high carbide cobalt chrome metal humeral head with a small hydroxyapatite coated lattice replacing the diseased humeral head. This procedure removes [...]

Minimally Invasive TESS Total Shoulder Replacement2020-04-09T19:26:57+00:00
1 01, 2020

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair


Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair including Subscapularis tear by Dr. Richard Bartholomew Rotator cuff injuries can be excruciating and are a common cause of limited shoulder function. Torn Rotator Cuff Symptoms People with rotator cuff injuries or disorders often have pain or weakness when trying to play golf or tennis, throw a ball, fishing, work [...]

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair2020-04-09T19:25:04+00:00
31 12, 2019

Arthroscopic SLAP Repair


Arthroscopic Shoulder SLAP Repair by Dr. Bartholomew Shoulder SLAP repair involves repairing a labrum tear.  What is a Labrum? The labrum is a piece of fibrocartilage (rubbery tissue) attached to the rim of the shoulder socket that helps keep the ball of the joint in place. When this cartilage is torn, it [...]

Arthroscopic SLAP Repair2020-04-09T19:24:09+00:00
15 12, 2019

Arthroscopic Latarjet Procedure for Shoulder Instability


Arthroscopic Latarjet Procedure Treating Anterior Shoulder Dislocation by Dr. Richard Bartholomew Dr. Bartholomew offers Latarjet Procedure, the latest arthroscopic surgical procedure to treat anterior shoulder dislocation or chronic shoulder instability, typically caused by bone loss or a fracture of the glenoid.  Developed by Dr. Laurent Lafosse, one of the world's leading arthroscopic shoulder [...]

Arthroscopic Latarjet Procedure for Shoulder Instability2020-04-09T18:42:36+00:00
15 12, 2019

Arthroscopic Subscapularis Tendon Tear Repair


Subscapularis Tendon Tear Repair by Dr. Richard Bartholomew The subscapularis tendon is the largest and strongest muscle of the rotator cuff and plays a major role in shoulder function. Subscapularis lesions are often partial tears that are easily missed, unlike complete tears, which are usually obvious. With the advancement of arthroscopic techniques and instrumentation, subscapularis tendon tears are readily identified and [...]

Arthroscopic Subscapularis Tendon Tear Repair2020-04-09T18:42:46+00:00
15 12, 2019

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to Enhance Rotator Cuff Healing


Enhancing Rotator Cuff Healing with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) by Dr. Richard Bartholomew What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or PRP Therapy? Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) also known as PRP Therapy is an exciting new technology emerging in orthopedics and sports medicine. PRP is a sample of autologous blood with concentrations of platelets above [...]

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to Enhance Rotator Cuff Healing2020-04-09T18:43:01+00:00
1 12, 2019

Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment


Arthroscopic Treatment of Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment by Dr. Richard Bartholomew Pinched Nerve in Shoulder The suprascapular nerve supplies function to the supra and infraspinatous muscles. Nerve entrapment has recently gained a lot of attention as a source of pain and dysfunction in the shoulder feeling like a pinched nerve in shoulder. There are [...]

Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment2020-04-09T18:43:18+00:00