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Our fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic shoulder surgeon is known throughout Georgia and the Southeast for his specialized knowledge and training to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of shoulder injuries and conditions in patients of all ages.

The ball-and-socket joint, or the shoulder, is supported by a collection of muscles and tendons. However, where the upper arm bone, or humerus, fits into the shoulder blade, or scapula, is rather loose and can make the shoulder joint vulnerable to injury. Overuse, or injuries that are the result of activities that require repetitive movements, and acute injuries, such as rotator cuff tears, are common causes of shoulder pain.

At The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, our focus, experience, and training give us the expertise and skill to provide exceptional medical care for nearly every shoulder injury or condition for adults as well as children. From a simple injury to a complex condition, we can assess, diagnose, and provide treatment for several injuries and conditions of the shoulder including the following common shoulder injuries and conditions. Click on the links below to learn more about each condition.

Know When It’s Time to See a Shoulder Doctor

If you think your pain may be due to a shoulder injury or condition or if you are experiencing any of the symptoms described below, you should contact a doctor near you for treatment, which may include surgery:

  • A bone-on-bone sensation
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Inability to reach hand overhead
  • Shoulder pain or aching
  • Shoulder pain, swelling, or throbbing at nighttime
  • Stiff and painful shoulder joint

You should also see a shoulder doctor if you have a fever or if your skin reddens, becomes warmer, and/or becomes more sensitive since you could have an infection.

Specialized Care You Can Trust

At The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, our shoulder doctor takes a team approach in assessing, diagnosing, and treating our patients. From newborns with congenital differences and teenagers with sports injuries to adults with arthritis, our fellowship-trained and board-certified specialist at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia is a knowledgeable shoulder specialist with focused specialty training in shoulder problems and shoulder surgery. With this advanced training and extensive knowledge, you can be confident that our shoulder specialist will treat your individual needs with the highest level of expertise.

Our shoulder specialist is skilled in delivering a wide range of nonsurgical treatments and surgical procedures and techniques for a number of conditions and injuries, including:

  • Brachial plexus reconstruction
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Shoulder reconstruction
  • Steroid injections
  • Tendon transfers
  • Upper extremity and hand microsurgery

To schedule an appointment with our shoulder expert at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, you may use our My Choice resource to help select the right specialist for you and request an appointment online or call (404) 255-0226 for an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Atlanta, Alpharetta, and Cumming.

For additional information or to learn more about our practice, our expert providers, and the variety of conditions treated at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, we invite you to review our patient education resources or use the quick links below.

  • Bronier L. Costas, M.D.
    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA