Patient Care

Conditions & Treatments

The Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine offers treatment for a wide spectrum of shoulder and elbow abnormalities. Procedures are tailored to address conditions ranging from common problems such as impingement to the complex reconstructions for arthritis, fractures, instability, and rotator cuff tears.

The Center combines clinical Orthopaedic surgery, rehabilitative sports medicine, physical and occupational therapy, and clinical and basic science research to provide the most advanced treatment to our patients. Elite Athletes, dedicated amateurs, and weekend warriors suffering from injury share a common goal: returning to their sport as soon as possible and at the same level that they enjoyed prior to the injury. Many injuries, that at one time would have been career-ending, are now effectively treated.

The Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine works closely with athletic trainers and physical therapists to improve the identification and prevention of sports injuries. Our intercollegiate ACL prevention program is a prime example of this close collaboration. Injured patients also benefit from the collaboration between physical therapists and physicians in the development and supervision of an accelerated treatment for every patient. We combine modality treatment such as transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation (for pain relief, ease of swelling, and decreased stiffness) with physical rehabilitation utilizing isokinetic machines for strengthening the back, arms, and legs. Therapists individually enhance proprioception through neuromuscular facilitation exercise regiments.


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