Shoulder Arthroplasty

Build expertise in various areas of shoulder surgery, including open shoulder stabilization, fractures and anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.

Our shoulder arthroplasty rotation is a noteworthy opportunity: few sports medicine fellowships offer their trainees this depth of experience. The advancement of arthroscopic techniques for shoulder surgery has reduced trainees’ exposure to open shoulder surgery in programs across the country, but we enable our fellows to undertake valuable rotations on our shoulder service. 

Our rotation makes it possible for you to enhance the knowledge of shoulder arthroplasty that you gained in residency. We’ll help you:

  • increase your competence with preoperative, perioperative and postoperative patient management
  • heighten your understanding of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences as they relate to the shoulder, and apply this knowledge to patient care
  • continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation

You can expect to see 15 to 20 patients during this rotation, and you may have opportunities to receive guidance from one of our faculty experts who has specialized knowledge of:

  • shoulder arthroplasty
  • tendon transfers for rotator cuff insufficiency
  • post traumatic reconstruction for bony glenohumeral insufficiency
  • elbow injuries in throwers, including league elbow, osteochondritis dissecans, valgus instability and valgus extension overload

The time you devote to the rotation is adjustable. If your goal is to spend extra time strengthening your skills in shoulder arthroplasty, our program allows you to determine the amount of rotation weeks you need.

Length of Rotation

Your time in this rotation depends on how much shoulder-arthroplasty exposure you request.

Patient Population

Increase your experience treating patients with conditions including:

  • rotator cuff disorders
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • avascular necrosis
  • osteoarthritis
  • post-traumatic arthritis
  • severe fractures

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