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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
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
5 09, 2019

SLAP Tear | Labral Tear


SLAP Tear | Labral Tear by Dr. Richard Bartholomew SLAP:  Superior Labral Tear from anterior to posterior SLAP is an acronym that stands for "Superior Labral tear Anterior to Posterior".  A SLAP tear or SLAP lesion occurs when there is damage to the superior or uppermost area of the labrum. [...]

SLAP Tear | Labral Tear2020-04-09T19:00:06+00:00
5 09, 2019

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome


Shoulder Impingement Syndrome by Dr. Richard Bartholomew What is shoulder impingement? Shoulder Impingement Syndrome is a fancy word for “pinching” of the rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder. The muscles get pinched between two bones (the humeral head and the acromion process) and this causes inflammation. Inflammation will lead to more pinching [...]

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome2020-04-09T19:01:16+00:00
5 09, 2019

Acromioclavicular- AC Joint Separation | Separated Shoulder


Acromioclavicular- AC Joint Separation | Separated Shoulder by Dr. Richard Bartholomew What is the AC Joint? The AC Joint, also called the Acromioclavicular Joint, is where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the highest point of the shoulder blade (acromion) meet and form a joint. It is a small joint, but commonly sprained in car [...]

Acromioclavicular- AC Joint Separation | Separated Shoulder2020-04-09T19:01:37+00:00
4 09, 2019

Dislocated Shoulder | Shoulder Instability


Dislocated Shoulder | Shoulder Instability by Dr. Richard Bartholomew What is a dislocated shoulder? A Dislocated Shoulder is when the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) comes partially or entirely out of the shoulder joint socket (glenoid). What do you mean by shoulder instability?Shoulder instability is a condition where the capsule and ligaments [...]

Dislocated Shoulder | Shoulder Instability2020-04-09T18:59:48+00:00
3 09, 2019

Rotator Cuff Tear


Rotator Cuff Tear by Dr. Richard Bartholomew What is the rotator cuff? There are four muscles inside of the shoulder that allow us to rotate our arm around. The tendons form a "cuff" around the humeral head, and that is how the name rotator cuff originated. What is a rotator cuff tear? [...]

Rotator Cuff Tear2020-04-09T18:59:25+00:00
3 09, 2019

Frozen Shoulder | Adhesive Capsulitis


Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) by Dr. Richard Bartholomew What is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen Shoulder also called Adhesive Capsulitis, is a term we use to describe the tightening of the innermost ligaments in the shoulder. The ligaments get very tight and contracted. Think of it as putting on a tight shirt and trying [...]

Frozen Shoulder | Adhesive Capsulitis2020-04-09T19:03:04+00:00
3 09, 2019

Arthritis in Shoulder


Arthritis in Shoulder by Dr. Richard Bartholomew What is Shoulder Arthritis? Shoulder arthritis happens to us when the cartilage in our joints wears out or gets destroyed from diseases/trauma. The cartilage is what our joints glide on and when this wears out and becomes rough you begin to get pain from one [...]

Arthritis in Shoulder2020-04-09T19:02:06+00:00
4 01, 2019

Winged Scapula (Scapular Dyskinesis)


Winged Scapula (Scapular Dyskinesis) by Dr. Richard Bartholomew What is a scapula? A scapula also known as scapula bone, shoulder bone, shoulder blade, or wing bone is the bone that connects the humerus (upper arm bone) with the clavicle (collarbone). What is Dyskinesis (Winged Scapula)? Dyskinesis or Winged Scapula occurs from either [...]

Winged Scapula (Scapular Dyskinesis)2020-04-09T19:02:37+00:00
5 01, 2018

“Signature” Custom Fit Knee Replacement


"Signature" Custom Fit Total Knee Arthroplasty If you suffer from knee pain due to arthritis or other degenerative disease and are considering knee replacement surgery, you might be a candidate for the Minimally Invasive "Signature" Custom Fit Knee Replacement, a new procedure offered by Bone and Joint Specialists orthopedic doctors, Dr. Bartholomew and [...]

“Signature” Custom Fit Knee Replacement2018-11-19T16:42:55+00:00
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