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No joint in the human body has as great a range of motion as the shoulder. Whether you are a star baseball pitcher or simply lifting bags of groceries from the trunk of your car, use of your shoulder is essential. Injury to your shoulder can be extremely painful and severely limit your mobility, calling for the specialized treatment of a shoulder injury doctor.

Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta physicians provide comprehensive care for the multitude of conditions and injuries impacting the shoulder and upper arm. When appropriate, non-surgical treatment of the shoulder is considered first, utilizing conservative procedures such as injections, medication, activity modification, bracing, and physical therapy. Minimally-invasive shoulder arthroscopy can be used to inspect, diagnose and repair some conditions.

When a shoulder injury is more serious, or when conservative measures fail to provide you relief, your shoulder orthopedic surgeon will discuss the next steps, and together you will determine whether surgery is the right plan. From straightforward shoulder dislocation, to rotator cuff repair and complex shoulder reconstruction to total shoulder arthroplasty, or total shoulder replacement, Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta shoulder surgery doctors have the advanced training and expertise needed to address injury or damage to the shoulder and upper extremities.

Common Conditions & Treatments

Learn about shoulder pain, and a range of disorders and medical conditions afflicting the shoulder, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

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Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta physicians near you who provide shoulder care and treatment of disorders and injury to the shoulder and upper extremities.


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