Shoulder Surgery | Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia | MedStar Health

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body, and as such, requires the care of orthopedic specialists with experience specifically in shoulder surgery. Our specialists have extensive knowledge and skill in treating a wide range of shoulder conditions, giving athletes and active patients the best chance for a safe and healthy return to normal activities.

When you are having shoulder surgery, you want to know you are in the best of hands. Our surgeons teach other orthopedic surgeons across the United States how to perform shoulder surgery, and are involved in cutting-edge research to perfect and refine many of these procedures. You should also know that the majority of the shoulder surgeries are performed using arthroscopy, a minimally invasive technique with smaller incisions that reduces recovery time and risk of infection.

Consider these facts:

  • Our fellowship-trained surgeons are nationally renowned in performing both complex and routine shoulder surgical procedures

  • Our shoulder specialists perform the majority of our surgical cases using arthroscopy, a minimally invasive technique, using small incisions and a tiny camera to make repairs

  • Our surgeons teach other orthopedic surgeons across the United States how to perform these procedures. These surgeons often visit our hospitals to learn how these procedures are performed

  • Arthroscopic surgical procedures are performed using the latest equipment and techniques

  • We lead cutting-edge research in new techniques for rotator cuff tendon healing studies, and outcome studies for shoulder replacements

  • We are home to four shoulder fellowship-trained surgeons, who were some of the first surgeons nationwide who perform reverse shoulder replacement, a relatively new procedure for patients with severe shoulder damage

Preventing shoulder injuries

Before hitting the greens, tennis court, or swimming pools, consider these tips to help prevent shoulder injuries.

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