At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, our board-certified shoulder doctors, Dr. Pat Peters, Dr. Kerry Donegan, Dr. Jeffrey Moffett, Dr. Eric Stehly, Dr. Kristen Fleager, Dr. Casey Stuhlman, and Dr. Steven Niedermeier, are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries and conditions, including rotator cuff tears, fractures, and bursitis. Having undergone extensive training, including in shoulder replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and arthroscopic surgery, our shoulder doctors are dedicated to providing orthopedic care that is exclusively focused on the patient and their individual needs.
/ Signs You Need a Shoulder Doctor's Strength of Experience
If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you may have a shoulder injury or condition:
- Elbow pain in addition to shoulder pain
- Pain in your biceps
- Pain when rotating your shoulder joint
- Shoulder instability
- Shoulder joint pain
- Stiffness or pain in or around the shoulder joint
Shoulder pain, as well as any of the above symptoms, can have a significant impact on your daily life. If you are experiencing any of those symptoms for more than a few days or if your shoulder pain worsens, you should schedule an appointment with a shoulder surgeon or doctor. The surgeon or doctor may diagnose you with one of the following shoulder conditions or injuries:
- A type of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis
- Frozen shoulder
- Glenoid labrum tear
- Rotator cuff injury, such as a rotator cuff tear
- Shoulder dislocation
- Shoulder tendonitis
- Sports-related injury
No matter what the cause of your shoulder pain is, our shoulder specialists at North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center have the strength of experience to get you back to the activities you love.
/ Our Sports Medicine Center Can Help You
Our shoulder specialists are important members of our Sports Medicine Center. Having dedicated their practices to diagnosing and treating patients with shoulder injuries and conditions, our shoulder specialists help provide our Sports Medicine Center with a solid foundation.
When you are seen by one of our specialty-trained shoulder experts at our Sports Medicine Center, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest level of specialized shoulder care. Dedicated to using the latest evidence-based and most advanced treatments and shoulder surgery techniques, our shoulder doctors provide our patients with advanced orthopedic care for the shoulder.
To provide an accurate diagnosis of your shoulder problem, our shoulder specialists will assess your shoulder as well as ask questions about the shoulder pain you are experiencing. Our orthopedic doctors may also order diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, to help them better understand the injury or condition. Once they have diagnosed the problem, our orthopedic specialists will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan that utilizes nonsurgical treatment options first instead of recommending surgery, such as total shoulder replacement. These treatments may include physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medication. If the conservative treatment options are ineffective at providing relief for your shoulder condition or injury, our orthopedic surgeons will develop a surgical plan that is right for you.
If surgery is recommended for you, our shoulder surgeons are some of the most highly skilled surgeons and offer a broad range of shoulder surgeries. This includes the following surgeries and procedures:
- Arthroscopic bankart repair
- Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
- Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
- Mini-open rotator cuff repair
- Reverse total shoulder replacement
- Shoulder replacement
- Surgical fracture care