Shoulder and Elbow

shoulderOld or young, active or not, the shoulder and elbow are common sites for many problems.  Whether it’s in the joint, muscle, or bone, a shoulder injury or elbow injury  or condition can be an agonizing experience.

With our subspecialty approach, we have several shoulder surgeons and elbow surgeons who focus their practice solely on shoulder and elbow problems, and as a result of this interest, are teachers as well as practitioners. These surgeons not only use the most up-to-date techniques for treatment, but have been instrumental in the development of many of today’s modern solutions to shoulder and elbow problems. That means at GIKK Ortho Specialists, you’ll be getting a physician who understands your problem inside and out.

Your problem is important to us whether it’s as simple as tendinitis of the shoulder or elbow, tennis elbow, or even a more complex rotator cuff problem, we have the physician with the expertise to put your mind at ease and your elbow or shoulder back in motion.

Learn more about GIKK Ortho Specialists’ shoulder surgeons and elbow surgeons.

Frequently Treated Shoulder and Elbow Problems and Conditions:

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Broken Shoulder
  • Burners & Stingers
  • Collarbone Fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Growth Plate Injuries
  • Elbow Tendon Inflammation
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golf Elbow
  • Hill-Sachs Lesion
  • Hyperextension of the Elbow
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Loose Shoulder (Instability)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Blade Fracture
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Socket Fracture
  • SLAP Tear
  • Snapping Shoulder Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Triceps Tendonitis


View the animations below to learn more about various shoulder and elbow conditions.

Shoulder and Elbow Treatments and Procedures:

We understand that the decision of having shoulder surgery or elbow surgery is not a decision you take lightly.  Whether you need surgical treatment or not, we are experts in treating your shoulder or elbow condition to help you return to the activities you desire.

  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
  • Arthroscopic Capsular Plication
  • Arthroscopic Capsular Release
  • Arthroscopic Debridement of the Elbow
  • Biceps Tendonesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Fracture Treatment
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Medial Epicondylectomy
  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Broken Shoulder Surgery
  • Radial Tunnel Release at the Elbow
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Shoulder Impingement Surgery
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • SLAP Repair
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow


Please click on the links below to learn more about the anatomy of the shoulder and elbow, as well the procedure you are considering.

You are encouraged to discuss any issues of concern prior to testing or surgery, thus helping to ease any anxiety you may feel and giving you an active role in the healing process.

For additional resources on shoulder and elbow care, please visit our Resources page.