Shoulder Center of Excellence

The Shoulder Center of Excellence provides advanced care for shoulder and elbow injuries, as well as arthritis. It is comprised of both orthopedic sports medicine surgeons and general orthopedic specialists, who are experts in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. They have come together with their combined knowledge and expertise to form the Shoulder Center of Excellence at Optim Health System.

The shoulder is the most complex joint in the body with more motion than any other joint. Injuries to the shoulder are common at all ages. From repetitive or overuse injuries to traumatic sports injuries or joints that deteriorate as we age –  shoulder pain or injury is no joke. It can quickly affect your ability to participate in even the simplest activities – from putting a on a shirt, to showering, cooking or just reaching overhead.

Expert Care for Shoulders

If shoulder pain has left you skipping the activities you love, trust the experts at Optim Medical Center-Tattnall and Optim Surgery Center to get you on the road to recovery. Our shoulder surgeons are regionally and nationally recognized and committed to offering the latest innovations in shoulder care. They are experts in diagnosing and treating upper extremity injuries, of the shoulder and elbow, and arthritis. 

While the shoulder specialists at Optim Health System always look first to non-operative options to relieve pain and restore motion through interventional pain management or physical therapy, there are times where advanced and innovative surgical care is necessary to repair the shoulder or elbow. 

Our Orthopedic Sports Medicine team is focused on arthroscopic shoulder surgery to repair injuries to the shoulder and allow for pain-free range of motion and activities. Arthroscopic surgery requires only small incisions where the surgeon can insert their instruments to visualize the shoulder and perform surgery. Arthroscopic surgery has less blood loss and generally allows for a quicker and less painful recovery than open shoulder surgery. Our Orthopedic Sports Medicine team provides individual and specialized care for:

  • Shoulder fractures
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Throwing injuries
  • Slap tears
  • Biceps tendon tear
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Shoulder instability
  • Tommy John Injuries

Our team of specialists are also experts in replacing the shoulder joint to restore movement and function in patients with shoulder arthritis. Shoulder arthritis is the wearing down of the cartilage in the shoulder joint and while it can happen as a normal part of aging, it often happens to people who have experienced a traumatic injury in the shoulder when they were younger. Our specialists provide the latest surgical approaches to replace the shoulder joint and relieve pain:

  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Complex and Revision Shoulder Replacement
  • Elbow Replacement

Unmatched Safety. Compassionate Care.

Our state-of-the-art facilities are accredited and have received numerous awards for our unmatched safety record and compassionate care. Optim Health System’s network of highly trained medical staff and board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians offer comprehensive, specialized treatment. Our specialty-focused facilities and medical teams affords our patients, in both larger metropolitan and rural areas of our region, access to the uniquely safe, high-quality, compassionate and personalized care that sets the standard in today’s healthcare marketplace. So, from the time you enter the Shoulder Center of Excellence to the moment you leave you can expect superior care.