One of the classic symptoms of FSHD is “scapular winging.” The muscles around the shoulder blade (scapula) weaken and allow the bone to jut out like an angel’s wing. This can cause pain and prevent a person from being able to raise the arm. A solution that works for some patients is surgery to attach the scapula to the rib cage. In this recorded webinar from August 20, 2020, Dr. Anthony Romeo, a leading expert in this procedure, discusses how the procedure works. He’ll talk about what type of patients are good candidates, and what the recovery entails.
About Anthony Romeo, MD
Dr. Romeo recently joined the DuPage Medical Group in Hinsdale, IL, near Chicago, as Executive Vice President to head up the launch of the new DMG Musculoskeletal Institute. From 2018 to 2020, he was Chief of Orthopedics for Rothman Orthopedic Institute’s New York division. Dr. Romeo is a distinguished orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience performing scapular stabilization surgery on individuals with FSH muscular dystrophy. Lifelong interests in science and sports have led Dr. Romeo to the use of the most advanced methods of restoring function of injured and arthritic shoulders and elbows in addition to treating sports related injuries and conditions. Dr. Romeo has designed and developed innovative advanced shoulder replacement systems for the treatment of arthritis. He is a renowned scholar who has authored over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and thirty chapters in orthopedic textbooks. Moreover, he has served as senior editor on several orthopedics and sports medicine books and is the Chief Medical Editor of Orthopedics Today. He has lectured extensively on advanced surgical techniques to surgeons at both national and international forums.
He received his Medical Degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, and his shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Read more about him on his website.