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Trust Your Shoulder Pain Treatment in Raleigh, NC to Wake Orthopaedics

If you’re experiencing shoulder pain, there are several different treatment options. In fact, our Raleigh shoulder specialists at Wake Orthopaedics say that most shoulder and elbow pain can be treated without surgery. But, when advanced surgical techniques are needed, our experienced team of surgeons offers the latest procedures to improve strength and decrease pain. We pride ourselves on using minimally invasive techniques, such as arthroscopic surgery, that offer a variety of patient benefits like less blood loss and pain, and a shorter recovery.

Our shoulder and elbow surgeons are highly skilled in the use of these new surgery techniques to ensure patients have the best possible experience. Some of the specific techniques that we offer at Wake Orthopaedics include:

  • Clavicle fracture open reduction
  • Internal and percutaneous fixation
  • Elbow arthroscopy arthroscopic double-row rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic acromioclavicular repair
  • Arthroscopic repair after first-time dislocation in a young athlete
  • Total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Minimally invasive bicep tendon repair
  • Non-surgical treatment for shoulder impingement and lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

Allowing for the best patient outcome is our goal at Wake Orthopaedics –– that’s why we’re dedicated to following and maintaining positive progress throughout your treatment and recovery.

Our Shoulder & Elbow Specialists Treat a Range of Conditions

At Wake Orthopaedics, our orthopedic specialists are experts at finding ways to reduce pain and improve your quality of life. Whether you’re suffering from shoulder pain or looking for tennis elbow treatment in Apex, Brier Creek, Cary, Garner, North Raleigh or Raleigh, we can offer you the best orthopedic care in the area. From common to complex disorders and injuries, we have the skills and years of experience to improve your mobility.

Some of the shoulder and elbow ailments that we can treat include:

  • Proximal humerus, clavicle and scapular fractures
  • Sprains
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Labral tears (SLAP tear)
  • Shoulder dislocation and instability
  • AC joint separation
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Radial head and distal humerus fractures
  • Biceps tendon tear
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

Shoulder Replacement Surgery in Raleigh at Wake Orthopaedics

If shoulder replacement surgery is advised, patients can expect quality treatment and care from start to finish from our shoulder replacement specialists at the Wake Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Center.


Shoulder arthroplasty relieves pain and improves motion by removing the arthritis from the shoulder. The surfaces of the ball and socket are covered with metal and plastic to provide new smooth surfaces which alleviate the pain and restore function to near-normal levels.  

Partial Shoulder Replacement

A partial shoulder replacement involves resurfacing only the ball in the shoulder’s ball and socket joint. The patient’s native socket remains intact. These procedures at typically performed for conditions such as avascular necrosis of the shoulder, complications of fracture care, and young patients with shoulder arthritis. 

Total Shoulder Replacement

A total shoulder replacement resurfaces both the ball and socket and are indicated for patients with damage to both sides of the shoulder joint. Indications include shoulder arthritis from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, injection, and complications from fractures and dislocations. Both partial shoulder replacements and total shoulder replacements are appropriate for patients who have a functional rotator cuff.    

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

The reverse total shoulder replacement is a special type of total shoulder replacement for patients who do not have a functional rotator cuff. Patients who have chronic unrepairable rotator cuffs can often have very limited function and significant pain. Unfortunately, traditional total shoulder replacements require a normal rotator cuff. The reverse total shoulder replacement is a special type of shoulder replacement that utilizes the non-rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder to restore function. These replacements are used for patients with conditions such as rotator cuff tear arthropathy, severe fractures in the elderly, and complications from previous replacements.      

Come experience our excellent patient care at Wake Orthopaedics by finding your nearest office and requesting an appointment by filling out the form to the right. We look forward to offering exceptional orthopedic services to you and your community.

Wake Orthopaedics offers treatment for shoulder and elbow pain and injuries from a team of orthopedic specialists at our offices in Apex, Brier Creek, Cary, Garner, North Raleigh, Oberlin and Raleigh.