The best prescription is knowledge.”

– Everett Koop

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body and requires subspecialist attention. 

The shoulder joint has a fine balance of soft tissue and bony elements that work in harmony to allow a wide range of motion whilst maintaining stability. 

Good shoulder function is integral for all activities of daily living, as well as recreational activities. Many people are prone to shoulder injuries due to their vocation, sports participation or unexpected falls. Major injuries may require surgery to alleviate pain and restore function. Over time, the shoulder joint may undergo degenerative change that may also require surgery to improve quality of life and function

Associate Professor Raniga provides specialist care of simple and complex shoulder conditions. He is available to all patients who are looking for a high level of specialist review. He is an outstanding communicator who is trained to provide the highest standard of evidence-based treatment of shoulder problems with compassion and empathy. His world-class training allows him to offer patients contemporary knowledge and technical expertise with a patient-centred approach.

Associate Professor Raniga offers both non-surgical and surgical treatment options for a wide range of shoulder conditions and injuries.


Shoulder Conditions & Injuries

Potential Surgical Treatments

Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) arthritis

  • Arthroscopic distal end of clavicle excision

Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) separation

  • Arthroscopic assisted ACJ reconstruction

Adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder

  • Arthroscopic capsular release

Biceps tendonitis and SLAP (superior labrum anterior and posterior) tears

  • Long head of biceps tenodesis
  • Long head of biceps tenotomy

Calcific tendinitis

  • Arthroscopic evacuation of calcific deposits

Clavicle fracture

  • Fracture reconstruction – open reduction and internal fixation

Humeral shaft fracture

  • Fracture reconstruction – open reduction and internal fixation

Pectoralis major tendon ruptures

Proximal humerus fracture or fracture dislocation of the shoulder

  • Fracture reconstruction – open reduction and internal fixation
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement

Rotator cuff tears (including subscapularis tears and massive tears)

  • Arthroscopic repair
  • Revision of failed repair

Scapular and glenoid fracture

  • Fracture reconstruction – open reduction and internal fixation

Shoulder arthritis

  • Anatomic shoulder replacement
  • Revision of failed shoulder replacement

Shoulder arthritis due to degenerative tears of the rotator cuff (rotator cuff tear arthropathy)

  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement with tendon transfers to restore rotation
  • Revision of failed reverse shoulder replacement

Shoulder dislocation, instability and labral tears

  • Arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction
  • Open shoulder reconstruction including the latarjet procedure
  • Revision of failed shoulder reconstruction

Subacromial impingement, subacromial bursitis and rotator cuff insertional tendinitis

  • Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and acromioplasty

Unrepairable rotator cuff tears in high demand patients

  • Joint preservation surgery for high demand patients that are too young for shoulder replacement
  • Superior capsular reconstruction
  • Lower trapezius tendon transfer
  • Latissimus dorsi tendon transfer

Make an appointment

To make an appointment with Associate Professor Sumit Raniga, or to discuss your shoulder concerns, contact us.

Knowledge that Empowers. Expertise that Liberates.

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