The shoulder is comprised of the clavicle (collarbone), scapula (shoulder blade), and humerus (upper arm bone), as well as numerous muscles, ligaments, and tendons. We utilize our shoulders for both mobility and stability, including lifting, pushing, and pulling. The shoulder is a common source of aches and pains, often the result of repetitive motion used in sports, at work, or during daily activities. Orthopedic injuries and conditions associated with shoulder discomfort range from tendinitis, arthritis, and bursitis to fractures, rotator cuff injuries, and instabilities.
Our specialty-trained and experienced shoulder and elbow surgeons at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics' Shoulder Center, are recognized as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries and conditions. In the Shoulder Center, our doctors provide an extraordinary base of shared knowledge with advanced surgery and treatment methods for patients in Fresno, central California, and throughout the region.
Common surgical procedures our shoulder and elbow experts perform include arthroscopic rotator cuff repair; labral repair; total shoulder replacement and resurfacing. Please be assured that although highly skilled in using the latest surgical methods, our shoulder surgeons always consider using nonoperative methods to restore your health first.
The following Sierra Pacific Orthopedics doctors specialize in shoulder care at the Shoulder Center:
- Jerome R. Dunklin, M.D.
- Eric C. Hanson, M.D.
- Toby R. Johnson, M.D.
- Michael S. Nuzzo, M.D.
- Michele M. Schulz, M.D.
- David E. Taylor, M.D.
- Steven T. Thaxter, M.D.
- Thomas W. Thomas, M.D.