The Shoulder Service at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital is the oldest and most prestigious in the world.
Founded by Dr. Charles S. Neer, who has been called the “father of modern shoulder surgery”, the Shoulder Service has been responsible for developing and refining many of the major procedures in shoulder surgery today. Total shoulder replacement was introduced by Dr. Neer in the early 1970’s and has been used successfully for over 30 years.
Dr. Neer also made major contributions with his classification of proximal humerus fractures, as well as, his development of the acromioplasty for impingement syndrome and the capsular shift procedure for glenohumeral instability. The Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine performs major procedures of the shoulder, elbow, knee and hip including arthroscopy, reconstructive, and trauma surgery.