Shoulder & Elbow

Shoulder & Elbow


The shoulder is comprised of the clavicle (collarbone), scapula (shoulder blade), and humerus (upper arm bone), as well as numerous muscles, ligaments, and tendons. We utilize our shoulders for both mobility and stability, including lifting, pushing, and pulling. The shoulder is a common source of aches and pains, often the result of repetitive motion used in sports, at work, or during daily activities. Orthopedic injuries and conditions associated with shoulder discomfort range from tendonitis, arthritis, and bursitis to fractures, rotator cuff injuries, and instabilities.


The elbow is a hinge joint that connects the humerus bone of the upper arm to the radius and ulna bones of the lower arm through a complicated system of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Elbow injuries come in many forms and can unfavorably affect people of all ages and lifestyles. Common elbow conditions include overuse injuries like tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and tendonitis to diseases such as arthritis and cubital tunnel syndrome.

At Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery, our specialty-trained and experienced shoulder and elbow surgeons are recognized as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries and conditions. They provide an extraordinary base of shared knowledge with advanced surgery and treatment methods for patients in Marquette, the surrounding Upper Peninsula, and throughout Northern Michigan.

Common surgical procedures our shoulder and elbow surgeons perform include arthroscopicrotator cuff repair; labral repair; total shoulder replacement and resurfacing; cubital tunnel release (for cubital tunnel syndrome); elbow replacement (total elbow arthroplasty);medial epicondyletcomy (golfer’s elbow); and lateral epicondylitis debridement (tennis elbow). Please be assured that although highly skilled in using the latest surgical methods, our shoulder and elbow surgeons always consider using non-operative methods to restore your health first.

The following Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery surgeons specialize in shoulder and elbow care:

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