Shoulder services

Photograph of man holding his shoulder.
The shoulder joint allows a wide range of arm motion and strength.

The shoulder is structured like a ball and socket. The socket is very small and does not hold the head of the humerus in place without the support of tendons and muscles of the shoulder.

As a consequence the muscles and tendons may be torn and this can result in pain, weakness and loss of movement in the shoulder. Impingement syndrome and rotator cuff disorders are common cause for shoulder pain, weakness and immobility in severe cases.

Subacromial impingement occurs when the shoulder muscles are compressed against the acromion. They are more common in people over 40 years of age who have had a long history of shoulder problems. Impingement may be caused by arthritic surfaces requiring a replacement of the damaged components of the shoulder joint.

Sporting injuries and every day wear and tear may also cause pain and discomfort in the shoulder joint.

Your GP may refer you to a specialist for assessment of your shoulder and provide diagnosis and recommend treatment options.

Following examination Mr Kozak will provide further treatment options specific to the condition of your shoulder.
Further radiological investigations and MRI may be required to determine the extent of your shoulder injury.

Anatomy of the shoulder

Diagram showing the anatomy of the shoulder.

Fibrous/Tendon Structure of Shoulder

Rotator Cuff Muscles
The rotator cuff is a collection of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder giving support. These muscles act to 'pull' the humeral head into the shoulder cavity.

This is a fibro cartilaginous ridge surrounding the glenoid cavity. It deepens the cavity therefore reducing the risk of dislocation.

The ligaments act to reinforce the joint capsule, holding the humerus in place.
Watch the Video: Biceps Tendon Rupture.


Surgical Appointments

Hollywood Hospital
Monash Avenue
WA 6008

Glengarry Hospital
53 Arnisdale Road
WA 6023

Practice Details

Please Call (08) 9381 3084 for an appointment.
Fax: (08) 9381 3054
or email us

Level 2, 280 Rokeby Road
WA 6008

Sports Medicine Centre
1/64 Arnisdale Road
WA 6023

Opening Hours
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

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