Shoulder Doctor At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center
At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, our shoulder doctors are experts in diagnosing and treating a wide range of shoulder conditions and injuries. Our team consists of board-certified orthopedic surgeons who specialize in shoulder care, providing both non-surgical and surgical treatment options to help patients regain mobility, reduce pain, and improve their overall quality of life. With years of experience and a commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in shoulder care, our shoulder doctors offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs and goals.
Signs You Need a Shoulder Doctor's Strength of Experience
Whether you're experiencing acute shoulder pain from an injury or chronic discomfort due to a degenerative condition, our experienced shoulder doctors will work with you to identify the underlying cause and develop an effective treatment plan. Our shoulder doctors at North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center treat a variety of shoulder conditions. 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
  • Bursitis
  • Fracture
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Glenoid labrum tear
  • Impingement
  • Rotator cuff injury, such as a rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder tendonitis
  • Sports-related injury

Our Shoulder Doctors

Kerry M. Donegan

, M.D.

Kristen E. Fleager

, M.D.

Jeffrey D. Moffett

, M.D.

Steven R. Niedermeier

, M.D.

Pat A. Peters

, M.D.

Eric M. Stehly

, M.D.

Casey R. Stuhlman

, M.D.

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Our Shoulder 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I see a shoulder doctor?

    If you experience persistent shoulder pain, stiffness, weakness, or instability that does not improve with rest or self-care measures, it's best to consult a shoulder doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

  • What is the difference between a partial and total shoulder replacement?

    A partial shoulder replacement involves replacing only the damaged portion of the shoulder joint, typically the humeral head (upper arm bone). A total shoulder replacement involves replacing both the humeral head and the glenoid (shoulder socket).

  • How long does it take to recover from shoulder surgery?

    Recovery time varies depending on the type of surgery and the individual patient. Minimally invasive procedures generally have shorter recovery times compared to open surgeries. Your shoulder doctor will provide you with a detailed recovery plan and guide you through the rehabilitation process.

  • Can physical therapy help with shoulder pain?

    Yes, physical therapy is often an essential component of treating shoulder pain and conditions. Physical therapists can help you strengthen the muscles around your shoulder, improve your range of motion, and provide guidance on proper posture and techniques to minimize stress on your shoulder.

  • What are the risks associated with shoulder surgery?

    As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks associated with shoulder surgery, such as infection, bleeding, nerve damage, and stiffness. However, these risks are generally low, and our experienced shoulder doctors take every precaution to minimize complications and ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.