The shoulder is comprised of the clavicle (collarbone), scapula (shoulder blade), and humerus (upper arm bone), as well as many muscles, ligaments, and tendons. We utilize our shoulders for both mobility and stability, including lifting, pushing, and pulling. The shoulder is a common source of aches and pains, often the result of repetitive motion used in sports, at work, or during other activities. Injuries and conditions associated with shoulder discomfort range from tendonitis, arthritis, and bursitis to fractures, rotator cuff injuries, and instabilities.
The elbow is a joint that connects the humerus bone of the upper arm to the radius and ulna bones of the lower arm through a complex system of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. More than a simple hinge joint, the unique composition of these tissues allows for rotation. Elbow injuries come in many forms and can adversely affect people of all ages and lifestyles. Common elbow maladies include overuse injuries like tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and tendonitis to diseases such as arthritis and cubital tunnel syndrome.
At Coastal Orthopedics, our board-certified shoulder and elbow specialists are recognized as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment for shoulder and elbow conditions. They provide an extraordinary base of shared knowledge with advanced surgery and treatment methods. Common surgical procedures they perform include arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability, total shoulder replacement, and fracture repair. Please be assured that our specialists always consider using nonoperative methods to restore your health first, while considering surgery as a last resort.
If you have a shoulder or elbow injury that is sidelining you, Coastal Orthopedics shoulder and elbow specialists have the expertise to get you back to maximum function as quickly as possible.
The following Coastal Orthopedics physicians specialize in shoulder and elbow care: