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Also known as “wear-and-tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis destroys the smooth outer covering (articular cartilage) of bone. As the cartilage wears away, it becomes frayed and rough, and the protective space between the bones decreases. During movement, the bones of the joint rub against each other, causing pain. Once your specific case is evaluated, Dr. Millett may recommend one of the following procedures:

Nerve Releases

Certain degrees of osteoarthritis of the shoulder can cause bony deformations called osteofytes. There is growing evidence, supported by Dr. Millett’s own surgical experience and clinical research that these bony deformations can cause severe neural [...]

CAM Procedure

Joint Preservation and Cartilage Restoration Procedures for the Shoulder The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimates that in the next 25 years at least 71 million Americans will have some form of arthritis, [...]