Expert care for common and uncommon shoulder and elbow conditions

We treat every kind of shoulder condition, from rotator cuff and labrum tears to shoulder revision surgery and shoulder replacement revision surgery that helps alleviate pain from a previously replaced joint whether the device has reached the end of its usefulness or other conditions are causing replaced joint pain.

If tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow or pitcher’s elbow keeps flaring up, orthopedic surgeons specializing in upper extremities can determine through diagnostic imaging if arthritis is present or if pinched nerves may be the cause of your discomfort.

If shoulder surgery is your path forward, read about our unique, highly specialized procedures that are not widely available, including reverse shoulder replacement and more.

Orthopedic conditions we treat for shoulders and elbows

Common shoulder and elbow problems treated by orthopedic specialists on the medical staff of a Baylor Scott & White medical center include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Dislocations
  • Separation
  • Bursitis
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Biceps labral and biceps pulley injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Fractures
  • Strains and sprains
  • Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Pitcher’s elbow (medial apophysitis)
  • Tennis elbow

Highly specialized shoulder procedures

Orthopedic shoulder specialists on the medical staff can provide help for people who experience problems with a previously replaced shoulder that may require joint revision surgery. Additionally, patients with a complex shoulder joint from congenital defects and other disorders require the skill set of surgeons who frequently see these conditions in patients.

A reverse shoulder replacement is for patients who have severe shoulder arthritis with a rotator cuff tear that is not repairable. This procedure allows patients to regain full functionality of the shoulder, pain relief and increased mobility that is not possible through a standard shoulder replacement.

Search for an orthopedic shoulder surgeon who specializes in these procedures or call toll free 1.844.BSW.DOCS (1.844.279.3627).

Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of shoulder pain and personal preferences. Shoulder treatment options may include:

  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain management
  • Shoulder diagnosis and nonoperative management
  • Shoulder ultrasound evaluation
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff repair, including minimally invasive, all-arthroscopic repairs without implants
  • Instability and labral surgery
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement, including minimally invasive and patient-specific anatomic implants
  • Revision shoulder surgery
  • Revision shoulder replacement, including current, minimally invasive techniques


Why rotator cuff injuries are the most common cause of shoulder pain

As the popularity of high-impact, strength-building exercise programs increases, the shoulder is being increasingly called upon to function as a high-demand, weight-bearing joint. This has led to an increase in shoulder-related complaints among active adults.

Shoulder pain: Is it arthritis or bursitis?

When you have shoulder pain, you might not know the cause. Robert Berry, DO, medical director of sports medicine at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano, said that pain from arthritis and bursitis can be similar. But here are some differences that he suggests you should be aware of.

Don’t shrug off shoulder and elbow pain

Pain in the shoulder or elbow isn’t just for pitchers and quarterbacks. If you’re a golfer or tennis player gearing up for the spring and summer, you may already know that. But even if you aren’t, persistent or recurring pain in the shoulder or elbow joints is something that affects many Americans due to overuse or age-related wear and tear.

Shoulder arthroplasty clinical trial

The Most Effective Local Infiltration Analgesic (LIA) in Reducing Overall Opioid Use and Nausea in the Acute Postoperative Period of Shoulder Arthroplasty Patients; a Prospective, Blinded, Randomized, Observational Study

Study evaluation to determine the least opioid and antiemetic intake during the acute post-operative period in shoulder arthroplasty patients.


Inclusion criteria
>18; Diagnosed shoulder arthropathy. Patients scheduled for shoulder arthroplasty.

Exclusion criteria
Prior known allergy to either one of the SOC infiltrative analgesic agents (Bupivacaine, Bupivacaine liposome or Multimodal analgesic containing Ropivacaine, Ketorolac, Epinephrine and normal saline)

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Temilola Majekodunmi

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