Shoulder

The Montefiore Approach

The Shoulder Division at Montefiore brings together a tremendous breadth of expertise to treat a wide range of disorders affecting the shoulder and shoulder girdle. Our faculty possess a wealth of clinical experience and knowledge, providing every patient with specialized and individualized attention.

Our fellowship-trained surgeons work closely with experts in non-operative specialties like rehabilitation medicine, physical and occupational therapy, rheumatology, musculoskeletal radiology and pain management to offer patients the most comprehensive and innovative treatment options available.

As an academic medical center, we are constantly engaged in discovering and exploring new innovations in the field. Our participation in biomechanical and clinical research allows us to investigate novel approaches and treatments for the advancement of care within our own health system and beyond.

The experience of our patients and their loved ones—not simply their ailments—demands our full attention. Your dedicated care team will be there to discuss your condition, answer questions, assess treatment options and develop a treatment strategy that is best for you.

Disorders of the shoulder and shoulder girdle represent some of the most common and debilitating orthopaedic conditions. These injuries and conditions can cause significant pain and dysfunction, interfering with work, recreation and everyday life.

At Montefiore, we believe that optimal outcomes are the product of thorough evaluations, accurate diagnoses and intelligent, patient-specific treatment plans developed through years of clinical experience and evidence-based medicine.

Using a collaborative approach, our operative and non-operative specialists work together to assess and customize a patient-specific treatment plan.

As an academic medical center, we are deeply committed to advancing the science of medicine. Together with our Albert Einstein College of Medicine, one of the highest NIH-funded institutions in the country, we work toward excellence in shoulder study and care. Our Multidisciplinary Shoulder Research Group, composed of clinicians, basic scientists, coordinators and other researchers, is dedicated to unveiling the causes of pain and discovering innovative ways to improve clinical outcomes. We routinely participate in multi-center research studies and publish our results in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Conditions We Treat

Montefiore treats a vast spectrum of conditions, a selection of which are listed below. In addition to these, we have experience treating many other conditions. Please contact us to schedule a consultation to review and discuss your specific healthcare needs.

Some Common Conditions
  • Multi-directional laxity
  • Traumatic shoulder dislocation
  • Superior labral tear
  • Rotator cuff disease (bursitis)
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Biceps tenosynovitis
  • Proximal humerus fracture
  • Scapula fracture
  • Clavicle fracture
  • Acromioclavicular joint injuries (shoulder separation)
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Humerus fracture/non-union

Our Treatments

While most shoulder and shoulder girdle injuries can be effectively treated with non-surgical intervention, in some instances, surgery represents the most effective solution. Our team offers patients a wide spectrum of cutting-edge surgical techniques, including arthroscopy, fracture fixation and total shoulder replacement. For those seeking further information, we have included a few examples of common procedures that we perform at Montefiore.

Highlighted Treatments

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  • “Konrad I. Gruson, MD, named top reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research in 2017.”

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