The shoulder specialists at Summit Orthopedics are experts in shoulder care from evaluation to diagnosis to treatment, which may include physical therapy or surgery. They’ll help return your range of motion so you can enjoy life more fully, whether that means throwing a 95-mile per hour fastball or tossing snow across the front walk.
Talk with a shoulder specialist
We take a conservative, non-surgical approach first whenever possible. If your shoulder injury or condition is more serious, or when conservative measures fail to give you relief, your specialist will discuss the next steps, and together you will determine whether surgery is the right plan. Get started by scheduling an appointment with a shoulder specialist at one of our convenient Minneapolis St. Paul clinic locations.
No joint in the human body has as great a range of motion as the shoulder. It’s essential for baseball pitchers, indispensable for painters, and vital for the rest of us in our everyday activities.
When the tendons in the shoulder that provide mobility become inflamed, tear, or are affected by changes to surrounding bones, they cause pain. The discomfort may occur when you try to move your arm above your head, behind your back, or straight out in front of you. The pain might be temporary or it might continue and worsen.
If pain starts to affect your daily life, so that you are struggling and can no longer clean or dress yourself, or go to the grocery store, or do the other things you need to do to take care of yourself, then it’s time to come in to get it evaluated. Treatments for shoulder injuries cover a wide spectrum from conservative to surgical.
Dr. Gannon is just outstanding. He has taken care of my wife's rotator cuff issue with great success, my knee surgery with great success and is now helping me with a shoulder issue. This doc is the best. He takes the time to know you and your history personally, I don't know how he does this, but he does.
Dr. Holm has performed 10 surgeries on my arms and shoulders. I would go as far as saying he is the best and he is the only surgeon I would let perform any procedure on me.
My shoulder was unusable, the bones in the rotator cuff shot. I had a Reverse Rotator cuff replacement done by Dr R. Anderson. I could not be more pleased. No more pain at all after years of pain but best of all I had almost all my range of motion back.
Dr. Khetia was very easy to talk with and has a very calming manner. I will recommend the company I work for to use him for knee and shoulder consults.
One of the best medical doctors I've encountered! Would like to very much have her again - I've seen many medical doctors over the years.
I am so impressed with the level of care I receive (and have received in the past for my other family members) at this clinic and with Dr. Daly in particular. Thank you!
Dr. Furmanek listened to everything that I had to say and I felt like my concerns were heard. I saw him for a second opinion and he gave me more care in one appointment than the other doctor gave me in three.
Dr. Parten performed my right rotator cuff 7 years ago, so when my left shoulder needed the same surgery, I knew that there was only one doctor I wanted to perform it. Abby has been very supportive and easy for me to relate to from the beginning. They are a terrific team!
Dr. Pepin was very attentive to our questions. He provided us useful information in a manner easily digestible. It felt like he genuinely cared about the outcome of my surgery and progressing back to full health.
Not only do I trust Dr. Perra with my shoulder and knee, I would trust him with my LIFE! Very professional.
Dr. Scofield is extremely knowledgeable and tries all options to get patient back to speed. He understands athletes! That is important!
Dr. Skendzel has been a great doctor to me and I would not hesitate to refer my family and friends to him should they have an injury that requires the need for an orthopedic doctor.
Extremely friendly, caring, professional and knowledgeable.
Dr. Voight is a very caring doctor who listens carefully to her patients' concerns. She explains options for treatment thoroughly and includes the patient in the decision making. She spends time answering all questions. I would refer friends to her for care.
Dr. Warner's team is fantastic! Very professional, compassionate and competent in their practice! Thank you for your care.
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