Shoulder

Mr Soong Chua is a shoulder surgeon operating out of East Melbourne, Box Hill and Heidelberg. Mr Chua and his team treat shoulder conditions and problems caused by everything from sports injuries to degenerative conditions and trauma.

Shoulder Procedures We Perform

During shoulder arthroscopy or keyhole surgery, a small camera called an arthroscope, is inserted into your shoulder joint through small incisions. The images from the camera are displayed on a video monitor so that the structures in your shoulder can be clearly seen. Advances in techniques and...
Mr Soong Chua and his team will be able to identify if you are suffering from a rotator cuff tear, which can be either complete or partial, and administer the appropriate type of rotator cuff surgery to get your full range of motion back. A partial tear, when the tendon is damaged but not...
When there is a partial tear of the rotator cuff that is symptomatic and not responding to conservative treatment, it is sometimes necessary to consider surgery. Even though the tears may be partial thickness, the equivalent of a full repair is usually necessary. While full repairs do provide...
Large Rotator Cuff Tears Some patients have massive rotator cuff tears which cause pain, weakness and loss of motion. If the tears are so severe that the tendon cannot be restored to its normal position, it may be irreparable. In these cases, there is an associated defect of the superior capsule,...
The Shoulder replacement or arthroplasty surgery Mr Soong Chua performs in Melbourne can be used to treat arthritis of the shoulder much like a hip and knee replacement. This includes different types of arthritis such as degenerative, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory arthritis....
In the shoulder, a specific type of arthritis known as cuff tear arthropathy can result from severe rotator cuff tears or chronic deficiency. A conventional shoulder replacement would not be optimal for these patients as they rely on the rotator cuff for function and movement. A reverse total...
Shoulder reconstruction or stabilisation, can be required if your shoulder is unstable and the ball of your shoulder joint (humeral head) needs to be prevented from coming out of its socket (glenoid). The surgery can become necessary after a traumatic event such as a dislocation, or as the...
In some cases of shoulder instability, especially with significant trauma or recurrent dislocation, there is bone loss affecting either the humerus (ball) or glenoid (socket). The more severe the bone loss, the higher the risk of recurrent dislocation. In this situation, a labral repair alone may...
The pectoralis major is the main muscle at the front of your chest. It originates as a large sheet from multiple locations including the ribs, sternum and clavicle. The muscle divides into two heads, a clavicular head and a sternal head, which then converge into a singular attachment at the upper...

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