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Shoulder Specialists

For appointments, call (314) 514-3500.

Washington University orthopedic shoulder 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. 

Shoulder Pain Treatment

Washington University shoulder doctors are highly skilled in occupational medicine, sports medicine, spine medicine and general orthopedic conditions. We also advise patients on conservative methods to relieve pain from conditions such as pulled muscles, sprains and inflammation. The shoulder and elbow 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.

We specialize in treating:

  • 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

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.