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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.

10 01, 2020

New Option for Shoulder Replacement

2020-04-09T19:26:07+00:00

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

2020-04-09T19:25:45+00:00

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

2020-04-09T19:22:44+00:00

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

2020-04-09T19:26:57+00:00

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

2020-04-09T19:25:04+00:00

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

2020-04-09T19:24:09+00:00

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

2020-04-09T18:42:36+00:00

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

2020-04-09T18:42:46+00:00

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

2020-04-09T18:43:01+00:00

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

2020-04-09T18:43:18+00:00

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

2020-04-09T19:00:06+00:00

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

2020-04-09T19:01:16+00:00

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

2020-04-09T19:01:37+00:00

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

2020-04-09T18:59:48+00:00

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

2020-04-09T18:59:25+00:00

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

2020-04-09T19:03:04+00:00

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

2020-04-09T19:02:06+00:00

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)

2020-04-09T19:02:37+00:00

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