The human shoulder is a complex and hard-working joint that is especially prone to injuries and disorders.
The shoulder comprises three bones – the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus) – that are supported by a network of muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Because the top of the humerus is too big for the socket that holds it, the shoulder is the joint with the greatest range of motion – and the reason it’s more likely to get injured and experience other problems.
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s specialized orthopaedic team evaluates and treats a wide variety of shoulder injuries and disorders, both nonsurgically and surgically.
Whether patients are suffering from arthritis, a sprain, or a complex fracture or rotator-cuff injury, UT Southwestern offers patients with shoulder injuries and conditions a range of specialized, evidence-based services including complex shoulder surgery for cases that don’t respond to conservative treatments.
Our team treats all shoulder conditions, including:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Articular cartilage defects
- Strains and sprains
- Dislocations and separations
- Sports-related shoulder injuries
- Tendon inflammation, including tendinitis and bursitis
- Tendon tears
- Shoulder instability
- Adhesive capsulitis (“frozen shoulder”)
Request an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with a sports medicine specialist at UT Southwestern or to learn more about our services, please fill out the Appointment Request form or call 214-645-8300.