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Shoulder & Elbow

The Shoulder & Elbow team within Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is dedicated to educating future generations of shoulder and elbow surgeons, participating in innovative research and providing patient care that improves function and quality of life for those affected by disorders of the shoulder and elbow. Our physicians serve as consultants to many local physicians and perform both complex and revision surgery, in addition to treating common shoulder and elbow disorders.

What We Do

 Education

We offer educational opportunities for undergraduate students, therapists, physician assistants, residents, fellows, international physicians and postgraduate medical education. We specialize in advanced training in arthroscopic management of shoulder and elbow pathology in addition to joint replacement of the shoulder and elbow. We offer opportunities for international physicians seeking exposure to surgical management of shoulder and elbow disorders.

 Research

Our faculty are actively involved in ongoing research efforts. Visit our department's Research section for more information.

 Patient Care

Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Shoulder & Elbow Center takes a team-based approach to treatment that includes rehabilitation, non-surgical treatment, minimally invasive surgical treatment and reconstruction of the shoulder and elbow. Our expertise includes treatments for sports-related injuries, with many faculty members having an understanding of both common and rare injuries of the throwing athlete. Many treatment options are performed on an outpatient basis. Procedure and treatments include the following.

Shoulder Arthroscopy

  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Labral repair
  • Treatment of instability
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Treatment of disorders of the biceps tendon

Elbow Arthroscopy

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Joint contracture
  • Release and debridement of elbow arthritis
  • Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)

Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty

  • Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Reconstruction of complex shoulder and elbow fractures
  • Total Elbow Arthroplasty

Visit our department's Patient Care page for more information.