Shoulder injuries and conditions can appear in many forms, whether sports-related or as a result of joint deterioration. However, all shoulder injuries and conditions can be treated by an orthopedic doctor or sports medicine surgeon who specializes in the shoulder joint. Our specialty-trained shoulder doctors at Aspen Orthopedic Specialists often care for patients with fractured clavicles (collarbones), tendonitis (tendinitis), and dislocations of the shoulder as well as sports medicine injuries, such as frozen shoulder and rotator cuff tears.
Shoulder surgery is not required for all shoulder injuries or conditions, but it may be recommended if your condition or injury is not responding to conservative treatment options. Our shoulder surgeons have extensive training and experience in performing wide-ranging treatments through nonsurgical and surgical options, such as shoulder arthroscopy or shoulder replacement surgeries.
Know When It’s Time to Get Shoulder Treatment
You should schedule an appointment with a sports medicine doctor or shoulder surgeon if you notice any of these shoulder symptoms:
- Cannot sleep on side with the affected shoulder
- Difficulty using the arm
- Muscle weakness
- Pain in your biceps
- Shoulder instability
- Shoulder is painful to the touch
You may also need to see a shoulder expert if you believe you have one of the following injuries or conditions:
- Acromioclavicular separation (separated shoulder)
- Fracture of the humerus, acromion, clavicle, or scapula
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff tear
- Shoulder dislocation
- Shoulder impingement
- Shoulder tendonitis (tendinitis)
- Sternoclavicular joint injury
- Suprascapular neuropathy
We Offer You the Expert Shoulder Care You Deserve
Specializing in conditions and injuries of the shoulder, our orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine doctors are trained and equipped to assess, diagnose, and treat your shoulder pain. Surgery is often the last resort and second to any nonsurgical treatment options when those methods prove unsuccessful.
If you do require shoulder surgery, such as shoulder replacement or reverse shoulder replacement, we are here for you, and our fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeons can perform the procedure you need. They utilize their expert skills in combination with our state-of-the-art surgical equipment to bring you the best in medical care. Schedule an appointment in Brookfield at our clinic in Elmbrook Memorial Hospital or the Medical Arts Center, or at our New Berlin or Oak Creek location by calling (262) 395-4141 or by requesting an appointment online.
Aspen Orthopedic Specialists Delivers Excellence Every Step of the Way
Our shoulder doctors and all our doctors and surgeons at Aspen Orthopedic Specialists are specialty-trained medical experts who understand your concerns, can answer your questions, and know how to apply their special expertise to help you. With years of training and experience in shoulder care, Dr. James Wood, Dr. Jeffrey Larson, Dr. Ryan Kehoe, Dr. Jonathon Printz, and Dr. Justin Peterson are all board-certified or board-eligible and have the dedication and skill to help you return to living the life you love. Learn more about our shoulder specialists below.