Shoulder Injuries

Dr. Corey G. Solman, Jr. treats patients in the St. Louis area for a variety of shoulder problems such as sports injuries, fractures and arthritis. He specializes in arthroscopy, rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs, clavicle and AC joint injuries, fracture care, total shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement. Corey G. Solman, Jr. is a renown orthopedic surgeon and has been practicing in the St. Louis area close to twenty years.

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

When the rotator cuff tendon becomes thickened and inflamed, the space under the subacromial arch lessens restricting the tendon to move with range of motion resulting in shoulder pain when lifting overhead.

Calcific Tendonitis

Calcium deposits form within the tendon and as a result the tendon is less flexible and may result in grinding shoulder pain with certain movements.

Bicep Tendonitis

This condition occurs when the bicep tendon becomes inflamed and irritated either in the shoulder joint or within the groove where the bicep glides, resulting in shoulder pain when lifting.


When inflammation occurs in the shoulder, the bursa, a fluid filled sac that help decrease friction in the shoulder, becomes irritated resulting in shoulder pain while sleeping and other movements.

Rotator Cuff Tear

This is when one or a combination of the four tendons in the shoulder fails because of trauma, repetitive use, or degeneration over time. This results in shoulder pain or weakness.

Shoulder Instability

Instability of the shoulder is a condition that can be the result of trauma or genetics.  Individuals may complain that the shoulder wants to slip out the front, bottom, or back.

Shoulder Subluxation

When the ball (Humerus) partially dislocates from the socket (Glenoid) due to weakness in the rotator cuff or a blow to the shoulder area.

Shoulder Dislocation

Dislocation is when the ball (Humerus) completely displaces from the socket (Glenoid).

Shoulder Separation

This is when the ligament that holds the collarbone in position is torn or disrupted and the degree of elevation of the collarbone determines the severity of the injury.

Labral Tear

When the covering that surrounds the socket (Glenoid) is torn away by an acute injury or worn away due to repetitive activity, a tear(s) occurs. Depending on the age and demand of the individual will determine if shoulder surgery is needed or if it can be treated our office in St. Louis.

Proximal Bicep Tendon Rupture

This occurs when the long head of the bicep fails (tears) from its attachment at the top of the labrum, which surrounds the face of the glenoid. The term “Popeye” deformity is noted for the typical appearance of the bicep after the rupture.

Frozen Shoulder

This condition can be referred to as “Adhesive Capsulitis.” The capsule of the shoulder becomes inflamed and thickens resulting in stiffness, limited motion, and significant shoulder pain which can prohibit daily activity.

Osteochondral Defect of the Shoulder

This is when the cartilage in the shoulder which is normally very thick is damaged or has an isolated defect in the coating of the cartilage of either the Humeral Head or the Glenoid due to direct impact or associated with a dislocation.

Humeral Fracture

A humeral fracture is a break of the humerus bone in the upper arm. These fractures usually occur after physical trauma, falls, or excess physical stress. Surgical intervention is based on how the bone is fractured.Glenohumeral Arthritis (Primary Shoulder Arthritis)

Rotator Cuff Arthropathy

Arthritis of the ball and socket joint can happen when the rotator cuff has a chronic tear and is left untreated. To find out more about treating arthritis in the rotator cuff or rotator cuff surgery, call our St. Louis office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Solman.