About Shoulder Stabilization

What is it and what are my treatment options?

Shoulder Stabilization Overview

Shoulder destabilization injuries are common because the shoulder is the body’s most mobile joint. Physical therapy and other nonsurgical treatment options treat the majority of shoulder destabilization injuries. Surgery may be recommended to treat severe destabilization injuries, especially those that cause frequent shoulder subluxations or dislocations. Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) shoulder specialists are shoulder stabilization surgery experts.

How is shoulder stabilization surgery performed?

Most shoulder stabilization procedures are performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. A CONA specialist repairs soft tissues, cartilage and bone that causes shoulder destabilization. The shoulder is placed in a comfortable sling for immobilization and protections purposes after surgery.

What conditions can shoulder stabilization surgery treat?

A CONA specialist uses shoulder stabilization surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) ligament tears
  • Chronic shoulder dislocation
  • Glenoid labrum tears
  • Rotator cuff tears

What are shoulder stabilization surgery advantages?

Patients do not have to worry about their shoulder feeling loose, sub-luxating or dislocating after surgery. Their symptoms decrease and they are able to live with minimal to no restrictions.

What is shoulder stabilization recovery like?

Shoulder stabilization procedure type determines recovery. Total recovery time ranges from two weeks to eight months. CONA shoulder specialist explains every step of the recovery process to patients during consultations.

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with A Shoulder Specialist

An unstable shoulder joint should not go untreated. Make an appointment with a CONA specialist to receive an official diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan.

what Our Patients Are Saying

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I am happy with this practice all my questions are answered within 24 hours. Dr. Hoenig is great, his bedside manner is wonderful, he is very thorough, and makes personal calls after surgery to check on patients. I would definitely recommend to family and friends!

Tori S.

Dr. Hoenig

This has been one of my most positive experiences at a Dr's office. I was treated with respect and love. They made my surgical procedure less stressful and very positive.

Mindy U.

General Practice

These are the best group of doctors that myself & my family have ever been treated by in this field of medicine. They listen to how you feel instead of telling you how you feel. Thank you all for your caring & kindness.

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General Practice

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1330 Boiling Springs Road
Suite 1600
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


115 Deacon Tiller Ct.
Duncan, SC 29334
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Greenville Office

220 Roper Mountain Road Ext
Greenville, SC 29615
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


1075 Boiling Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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