Shoulder and Elbow

A National Leader in Elbow and Shoulder Surgery in Cleveland, Ohio

The shoulder and elbow are complex joints that are an integral part of the body’s movement required for everyday activities. The pain and limited mobility that result from severe injury or degenerative disease of these joints can greatly impact an individual’s quality of life.

At the Shoulder and Elbow Division at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedics in Cleveland, Ohio, our experienced team of surgeons focuses exclusively on shoulder and elbow procedures to provide patients with competent and compassionate surgical care for a wide spectrum of conditions. These include sports-related injuries such as tears and fractures, and degenerative conditions such as arthritis.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top orthopedic programs in the past decade, UH Cleveland Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedics has built an international reputation for its academic integrity, clinical innovation and outstanding rate of successful outcomes. The Shoulder and Elbow Division advances this reputation in the following ways: /p>

  • Clinical research performed by our surgeons frequently garners large grants from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Our patient-friendly environment and strong track record of outcomes have resulted in multiple Patients’ Choice Awards and high marks on the patient-advocate website

Comprehensive Treatment for Multiple Conditions of the Shoulder and Elbow

With a focus on disorders of the shoulder and elbow, we utilize open and arthroscopic, or minimally invasive, surgical techniques to restore damaged joints, ligaments and bones. Patients come to us seeking treatment for a variety of conditions and injuries, including trauma and instabilities. While many of our patients are adults and seniors, we also provide advanced treatment for young patients with conditions like adolescent arthritis of the shoulder. Some of the conditions we treat include:

Innovative Surgeries for the Best Possible Outcomes

At the Shoulder and Elbow Division at UH Cleveland Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedics, we use the latest open and arthroscopic surgical techniques to reduce recovery times and the probability of complications. Our surgeons frequently publish surgery outcomes so that other medical institutions around the world may benefit from our experience and accomplishments.

We are experienced in performing a variety of procedures, including:

  • Conventional total shoulder replacement
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Advanced open and arthroscopic surgical techniques to restore damaged joints, ligaments and bones in both the shoulder and elbow

As part of every procedure, we provide extensive guidance on rehabilitation to maximize results for our patients. Learn more about our shoulder and elbow surgery treatments.

Creating a Better Tomorrow Through Research Today

In conjunction with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, experts at the Shoulder and Elbow Division are constantly involved in clinical research designed to explore innovations in shoulder and elbow surgery and enhance patient care. Our team of surgeons proudly carries on the academic tradition started when UH Cleveland Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedics was founded more than 100 years ago.

At UH, we strive to be innovators, developing surgical techniques that improve upon existing techniques and expand our ability to treat shoulder and elbow joint conditions once thought to be untreatable. Since research is the backbone of innovation, our surgeons are rigorous in their clinical study and analysis within their field of expertise.

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