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New Help For Patients Debilitated By Shoulder Pain

Dr. David Alessandro and Dr. Joseph Czarnecki are among a select group of surgeons nationwide to perform a new type of shoulder surgery that could help patients who suffer from debilitating shoulder pain. The Reverse® Shoulder Prosthesis manufactured by Encore Medical – a metal-and-plastic implant for the shoulder – is designed specifically for patients with severe shoulder arthritis and damage to rotator cuffs, the tendons that attach the shoulder muscles to the arm. Until now, there were limited surgical options for patients with severe deterioration. Conventional shoulder implants could not necessarily address both arthritis and rotator cuff deficiency. As a result, patients often had no choice but to endure pain with restricted shoulder function. The Reverse Shoulder is unique in that it was designed to salvage a damaged shoulder joint. The implant actually reverses the ball-and socket anatomy of the shoulder, which helps stabilize the joint and preserve bone. For more comprehensive, up-to-date information, visit The Reverse® Shoulder Website at . You may also contact our office to set up an appointment with either Dr. Alessandro or Dr. Czarnecki.

COVID-19 Update

As the Coronavirus situation remains ever-changing, the safety of our patients and employees remains our top priority.

  • The new 5/29/21 MA State rules indicate that Masks ARE still required for all staff and patients in healthcare settings. Whether you are vaccinated or not, you must continue to wear a mask while at Excel.
  • We continue to maintain normal business hours and are currently seeing patients in our office for ALL orthopaedic medical appointments as well as Physical & Occupational Therapy appointments.
  • We are still offering Televisits as an option for your care.
  • We want to assure you we are maintaining strict safety guidelines in regard to sanitation of our office.

We will continue to provide updates on our website and on our Facebook page. Thank you for your patience, trust and understanding during this challenging time. Be well and stay safe!