Shoulder, Arm, Elbow Fractures & Trauma

Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine provides comprehensive non-surgical and surgical management for shoulder and elbow conditions. We handle everything from tennis elbow to shoulder bursitis, complex rotator cuff tears, and shoulder replacements. The majority of surgeries are arthroscopic or minimally invasive. We are also one of the few sitesperforming reverse shoulder replacement for arthritic rotator cuff deficient shoulders.

Shoulder Issues

The shoulder is the most movable and flexible joint in the body, which also makes it one of the most potentially unstable joints. The shoulder can be easily injured during sports and manual labor. The primary source of shoulder problems appears to be the natural age-related degeneration of the surrounding soft tissues such as those found in the rotator cuff. The shoulder is the site of many common problems, including:

  • Tendonitis and Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Labrum Tears
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Arthritis

Elbow Issues

Because of their constant use in everyday life, elbows are subject to instability, arthritis and tendonitis. Among the most common elbow conditions we treat are:

  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis

Our comprehensive shoulder and elbow services include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of shoulder and elbow joint problems, including arthritis, ligament damage, dislocation and fractures
  • Ultrasound guided injections
  • Specialized surgical services
  • Physical and occupational therapy