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Identifying the right treatment option for your rotator cuff or labrum injury depends on many things, such as the severity of your injury, the activities you participate in, and your general health. While some injuries, such as a SLAP II or a bicep tendon tear, will likely require surgery, other injuries can be managed with physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, and decreased involvement in activities requiring repetitive overhead motion.
Though shoulder surgery is the last resort for shoulder injuries, many patients benefit from having their damaged tendons and cartilage repaired, preventing further degeneration and injury. Patients often feel as though they have to choose between shoulder surgery and a continued active lifestyle, but with Dr. Orlando, you can have both!
Using advanced imaging and ultrasound-guided nerve blocks, Dr. Orlando’s patients skip the general anesthesia and the nausea that comes with most surgeries and can recover from home – quickly – with little-to-no physical therapy required. This allows our patients to have the best of both worlds by regaining the maximum amount of mobility with the least amount of pain. Contact CCAOS for a free image review and to learn more!
My daughter saw Dr. Orlando after months of unresolved and misdiagnosed shoulder pain. Dr. Orlando was kind, thorough, and listened patiently to my daughter’s complaints and symptoms. Following examinations and MRI, he diagnosed a rotator cuff tear. My daughter was a high school athlete at the time and was very concerned about competing again. He addressed her concerns patiently, prescribing physical therapy as soon as possible, following minimally invasive surgery. My daughter fully recovered and is now a D1 college athlete. We are so thankful for Dr. Orlando’s excellent care.
– Mayra del Valle
As a lifelong athlete, I have had my share of ailments and injuries. Over the past 10 years, I have had knee, back, ankle, and shoulder injuries. During this time span I have had the privilege of being treated by Dr. Carlo Orlando. He has treated me in the most comprehensive ways possible. His skillset and knowledge are second to none and his bedside manner is impeccable! He and his staff have taken the time to properly diagnosis injuries (at times when others could not) and provide a thorough treatment plan. The care they have shown, from the first appointment booking, to the final release, has been outstanding. The follow up weeks, or months after final treatment is a pleasant surprise. Little things like that show that Dr. Orlando and his staff truly care about each and every patient. The care he has given me (and several of my friends and family) has provided an improvement of my overall quality of life. I continue to recommend that anyone with orthopedic ailments reach out to Dr. Orlando. He is the best of the best!
– Scotty Pharr
Carlo Orlando, MD. relocated to the Central Coast in 2018 following 23 years of orthopedic sports practice in Glendale, California. Dr. Orlando brings a wealth of experience to Central Coast Arthritis and Orthopedic Specialists, specializing in arthroscopic hip, knee, and shoulder surgeries and joint reconstruction.
Prior to moving to Templeton, Dr. Orlando was a 20-year volunteer attending orthopedic surgeon at the University of Southern California. He also spent four years as the fellowship director for the AOS orthopedic and sports fellowship program. Additionally, he served as as a preceptor for the USC physician assistant program for the last 10 years.