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Orthopedic Shoulder Specialists

Shoulder disorders and injuries can alter your daily life. Depending on the severity of your problem, non-surgical and surgical treatment options are available.

Bone and Joint Specialists treat repetitive, degenerative, and traumatic shoulder conditions with a variety of treatments. Our orthopedic physician will work closely with you to determine the treatment options best suited for you.

Shoulder Expert

Our shoulder expert, Dr. Bartholomew, provides comprehensive orthopedic care for conditions ranging from arthritis, shoulder instability, rotator cuff disease to joint replacement.

If you are experiencing shoulder problems or pain, call Bone and Joint Specialists at (248) 673-0500 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bartholomew.

Bone and Joint Specialists serve the residents of Oakland and Oakland County, Southeast Michigan, Metro Detroit, Madison Heights, Warren, Wayne, Waterford Township, Rochester Hills, and Macomb, Michigan.

5 09, 2018

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 Tear2018-11-19T16:14:15+00:00
5 09, 2018

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 Syndrome2018-11-19T16:31:03+00:00
5 09, 2018

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 Shoulder2018-11-19T16:32:32+00:00
4 09, 2018

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 Instability2018-11-19T16:34:09+00:00
4 09, 2018

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)2018-11-19T16:34:47+00:00
3 09, 2018

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 Tear2018-11-19T16:35:25+00:00
3 09, 2018

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 Capsulitis2018-11-19T16:37:02+00:00
3 09, 2018

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 Shoulder2018-11-19T16:39:15+00:00
3 08, 2018

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 Replacement2018-11-19T16:40:00+00:00
17 07, 2018

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 Repair2018-11-19T16:40:48+00:00