Shoulder and Elbow Service
What Sets Us Apart?
There’s a reason our team is the most preferred in the area for shoulder and elbow surgery. The shoulder and elbow specialists at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital have extensive knowledge and skill in treating a wide range of shoulder and elbow conditions–giving athletes and active patients the best chance for a safe and healthy return to normal activities.
Our fellowship-trained specialists offer arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow (a minimally-invasive technique that uses tiny cameras through small incisions), traditional and reverse shoulder replacement, and treatment for rotator cuff tears, shoulder and clavicle fractures, dislocations, throwing injuries, and frozen shoulder. An emphasis on patient education is a priority.
Consider these facts:
- Our fellowship-trained specialists are nationally renowned in performing both complex and routine shoulder and elbow surgical procedures.
- We perform more shoulder replacement surgeries than any other hospital in central Maryland.
- Our surgeons teach other orthopedic surgeons across the United States how to preform these procedures.
- We lead cutting-edge research in new techniques for elbow reconstruction, rotator cuff tendon healing studies and outcome studies for shoulder replacements.
- We perform all arthroscopic surgical procedures using the latest equipment and techniques.
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is proud to be home to two shoulder and elbow fellowship-trained surgeons who are among just a handful of surgeons nationwide who perform reverse shoulder replacement, a relatively new procedure for patients with severe shoulder damage.
Rotator Cuff Tear
A variety of conditions and injuries can damage the shoulder’s rotator cuff, cause pain, and make it difficult for you to move your arm. A rotator cuff tear occurs in a spectrum that ranges from tendonitis to partial tears to…Read More »
Without much protection from muscles or other soft tissues, the elbow can easily break if you experience a direct blow to the elbow or fall on a bent elbow. When the elbow structure is altered, either by breaking a bone…Read More »
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is a minimally invasive technique, which uses an arthroscope, or thin, flexible tube equipped with a small camera. Your surgeon inserts the arthroscope through a small incision in your shoulder. The camera…Read More »
Open Reduction with Internal Fixation of the Elbow
Open Reduction with Internal Fixation of the Elbow Open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of the elbow is a method of surgically repairing a fractured elbow. A two- step process, it first involves repositioning the broken bones to restore their normal…Read More »
Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
A reverse total shoulder replacement is an alternative type of shoulder replacement most often used for people who have: Completely torn rotator cuffs with severe arm weakness The effects of severe arthritis and rotator cuff tearing Had a previous shoulder…Read More »
Total Shoulder Replacement
Advances in implant design have made total shoulder replacement, also called shoulder arthroplasty, a viable option for many people. Total shoulder replacement is effective at relieving the pain of arthritis and restoring function to the joint. This lessens the chance…Read More »