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Information for patients to prepare for clinic visits, surgery and after surgery.

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Physical Therapy protocols and instructional videos for patients and therapists.

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World class research on the shoulder and elbow.

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Excellence in Orthopaedics

 Nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon.
.  Specializing in operative and non-operative treatment of shoulder and elbow conditions.
 Emphasis on evidence based medicine and patient outcomes.
 Innovative and minimally invasive techniques.

Years of experience


Surgeries Performed


Academic Papers



Full spectrum of shoulder conditions, from injuries in athletes to advanced arthritis and painful shoulder replacements.

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Injuries from repetitive use, playing sports, and trauma.

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Sports Medicine

Sports medicine handling joints, tendon, muscle, bone injuries.

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Standard, Ultrasound-Guided, and PRP injections.

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Focused On You

Thank you for choosing our medical practice. We are, first and foremost, committed to providing you with the best orthopaedic care possible. We look forward to meeting you, and to providing exceptional care.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Preparing for your Appointment
When Should I Arrive
What Should I Bring?
Where is the Office?
Preparing for Surgery
Where will my surgery be performed?
What do I need to do to prepare for surgery?
What medications do I need to stop 1 week prior to surgery?
What medications do I need to be sure to take the morning of surgery?
What time do I need to arrive on the day of surgery?
What do I need to do the day/night before surgery?
What should I bring with me the day of surgery?
Will I need special clothes after shoulder surgery?

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