Jefferson University Hospitals

Shoulder & Elbow Center

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The Jefferson Shoulder and Elbow Center, with experts from the Rothman Orthopaedics at Jefferson Health, is one of the busiest in the country for treating shoulder and elbow conditions.

Our team performs some 3,000 shoulder or elbow surgeries annually, with better outcomes and lower complication rates when compared to low-volume centers for orthopedic surgeries.

Our surgeons are regarded as leaders in the field and have been involved in the design of various surgical implants, including shoulder and elbow replacement systems.

In the operating room, our surgeons continually assess techniques to improve patient outcomes and minimize risks. We are a leading center for the evaluation of intra-operative nerve monitoring during shoulder arthroplasty.

Shoulder and Elbow Treatments Offered in Philadelphia and South Jersey

  • Surgery for arthritis in the shoulder and elbow
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery, both arthroscopic and open
  • Distal bicep and triceps rupture repair
  • Treatment of rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder and elbow replacement
  • Treatment of shoulder and elbow sports injuries, fractures and dislocations
  • Treatment of shoulder and elbow instability
  • Treatment of tendonitis

Our Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

If surgery is necessary, outpatients are cared for by dedicated Shoulder and Elbow Center nurses and staff. Inpatients remain on a designated unit in spacious rooms with around-the-clock care from the Center's highly regarded nursing and therapy team.

The Center's anesthesia team is a national leader in acute pain management for shoulder and elbow procedures. Specializing in ultrasound-guided upper extremity regional nerve blocks, the team provides you with prolonged pain relief, while allowing for a more rapid emergence from general anesthesia and fewer side effects.

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