Meet our team shoulder traumatologists in Spain and discover the newest techniques to repair all types of shoulder pathologies, minimally invasive and with a quick and safe recovery.

Main injuries and pathologies of the shoulder

Depending on the symptoms the patient presents, shoulder injuries can be simple: pain in the area. Or more complex, for example, rupture of the supraspinatus tendon. Tendons and ligaments are responsible for holding together the three bones that make up this joint.

Shoulder pain

Shoulder pain is a common pathology that can have very diverse causes. In some cases, it is caused by trauma or forced positions for the joint, which can be disabling for the patient.

Subacromial syndrome

Subacromial syndrome is one of the most common pathologies, it causes acute pain that prevents the patient from carrying out usual activities. It is caused by a narrowing of the space between the head of the humerus and the scapula.

Surpraspinatus tendon rupture

Shoulder tendon rupture is usually related to excessive wear and tear on the tendon. It usually causes sharp pain and weakness along the patient's arm.

Rotator cuff tendon decompensation

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons responsible for movement of the shoulder joint. Tendon decompensation is usually caused by repetitive stress on the joint, as well as strain or dislocation of the shoulder.

Pain in acromioclavicular joint

The acromioclavicular joint joins the scapula to the tip of the clavicle. The pain is usually due to traumatic, inflammatory injuries, or injuries related to cartilage wear. Usually this injury causes acute pain in the area.

Humeral head fracture

The head of the humerus is the upper part that forms the shoulder joint, along with the scapula. This injury is very common in elderly patients or patients with degenerative diseases. In case of shoulder displacement, the patient will undergo surgery.

Eliminate your shoulder pain

Shoulder arthroscopy

Small incisions in the skin to repair the joint.

Recovery times

Quick recovery after a few days of immobilization.


Minimally aggressive, it produces less pain than open surgery.


Shoulder pathologies

It allows you to treat almost all existing shoulder pathologies.

Latest developments

Innovative technique performed through small incisions in the skin.

Specialized centers

Best hospitals and advanced machinery throughout the national territory.

Our doctors

Shoulder specialist traumatologists in Spain

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shoulder operation through arthroscopy

Prof. Dr. Elgeadi, a traumatologist based in Madrid, together with his team of professionals spread throughout the national territory, are specialists in arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

Using this technique, they will be inspected and will repair joint injuries, returning mobility in a few days.

Most common techniques for shoulder injury recovery: surgery, arthroscopy and endoscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgery performed using a small camera called an arthroscope. It is carried out by a specialist traumatologist, and is performed through small millimeter incisions in the skin.

Shoulder arthroscopy allows us to observe and repair injuries to the joint, which can cause pain and immobility in the patient, making it a technique that represents the latest advances in shoulder surgery.

Doctor Elgeadi's team carries out this technique in certain trauma clinics in Spain. This technique has numerous advantages, in addition the patient will experience less pain and recovery will be faster than if open surgery is applied.

Shoulder arthroscopy is performed under general anesthesia.

The arthroscope and the arthroscopic instruments necessary for the intervention are introduced into the joint through small incisions in the skin, between 1 and 3 millimeters.

The intervention lasts between 15 and 90 minutes, depending on the complexity of the pathology being treated. It is important that the surgery be performed by a shoulder specialist traumatologist.

The patients operated on in the shoulder pathology unit, are discharged a few hours after surgery. In some cases, the next day, prescribed with analgesic treatment.

Recovery is usually quick and will depend on the type of pathology treated. A shoulder immobilizer is usually required for a few days or weeks and several rehabilitation treatment sessions with a physiotherapist in a specialized center.

Some of the complications that may arise during shoulder surgery They are lack of healing, risk of suffering a break again or having stiffness in the shoulder, but the possibilities are minimal and their appearance is not serious for health.

The pathologies that can be treated by shoulder arthroscopy are very varied, including:

  • Rotator cuff tears (supraspinatus, infraspinatus or subscapularis tendon)
  • Shoulder impingement (subacromial syndrome)
  • Shoulder bursitis and calcifying tendinitis (shoulder calcification)
  • Long biceps tendon injuries
  • Shoulder osteoarthritis (acromioclavicular osteoarthritis)
  • Shoulder capsulitis or frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder dislocations: glenohumeral or acromioclavicular
  • Labral injuries and SLAP injuries

It is a technique used to observe and evaluate certain parts of the shoulder, as well as the internal structures of the joints. Furthermore, it optimizes the definition of anatomical variants and improves the diagnosis of some specific pathologies.

This type of MRI requires a prior injection of contrast that allows the intra-articular portion of the biceps tendon to be clearly seen. This allows the study of pathologies that cause shoulder instability, as well as the articular surface of the rotator cuff and the joint capsule.

Without this contrast, Common shoulder MRI would not allow us to identify some more specific pathologies. These types of techniques are used by shoulder traumatologists since it requires more extensive knowledge of the technique.

In cases where there is no evidence of a shoulder fracture but there is unidentifiable abnormal pain, the arthroresonance can help identify the injury. 

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