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Shoulder and Elbow

For appointments, call (314) 514-3500.

Washington University Orthopedic specialists offer patients expertise in evaluating and treating a wide range of shoulder and elbow problems. Our treatment approach is unique for each patient – from conservative treatment and rehabilitation, to pain relief for function improvement, to minimally invasive surgery.

These physician specialists are highly skilled in occupational medicine, sports medicine, spine medicine and general orthopedic conditions. They also can advise patients on conservative methods to relieve pain from conditions such as pulled muscles, sprains, and inflammation. The team has special expertise in performing arts medicine and rehabilitation as well as in women’s musculoskeletal health. Physiatrists uniquely recognize the importance of maintaining function and have the expertise to help patients resolve their problems and prevent recurrence.

If you require a surgical operation, Washington University orthopedic surgeons work side-by-side as a team with your primary care physician, physical and occupational therapists and other health care professionals to develop a comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation plan to help you return to activity.

Services include treatment of:
  • Biceps tendon disorders
  • Elbow or shoulder dislocation or instability
  • Elbow osteoarthritis
  • Fractures involving the shoulder or elbow
  • Frozen shoulder syndrome and shoulder pain
  • Joint contracture 
  • Joint instability
  • Joint replacement for shoulder or elbow conditions
  • Osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis in the shoulder or elbow
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tennis elbow