Shoulder Injuries and Treatments

Shoulder Injuries and Treatments

Arthritis, injury, and repetitive motions, such as those used during sports or work-related activities, are leading causes of pain, stiffness, and limited mobility in the shoulder. At Stephens County Hospital, Dr. Christopher Vaughn, our board-certified orthopedic surgeon, is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating a broad spectrum of shoulder injuries and conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis and tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tear (group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder)
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder instability
  • Separated and dislocated shoulder, including acromioclavicular (AC) dislocation (the joint that connects the shoulder blade to the collarbone)


To treat shoulder injuries, Dr. Vaughn offers non-surgical solutions whenever possible, as well as advanced surgical procedures. Your treatment might include one or more of the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Corticosteroid (cortisone) injections
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Stabilization surgery
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Minimally invasive shoulder surgery

If you have shoulder pain that needs immediate treatment, call Dr. Vaughn at Stephens County Physician group today at 706-282-5845