Shoulder Program

If you have shoulder orthopedic problems, you know how difficult it can be to do simple things: raise your arm, pick up a child, throw a ball and many other everyday activities. Shoulder orthopedic surgeons at Beaumont offer a full range of cutting edge shoulder treatment for patients of all ages with all types of shoulder problems.

At Beaumont, orthopedic shoulder treatment options are available for patients with even the most complex diagnosis. From minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques to total joint replacement to complicated fractures, shoulder surgeons at Beaumont have the special training and experience to expertly treat your shoulder pain. To gain maximum performance-no matter how old you are, athlete or not-is the goal of Beaumont's team of shoulder orthopedic surgeons.

Beaumont is one of the few hospitals in the area to offer the reverse ball-and-socket total shoulder replacement surgery, which is designed for patients with severe pain from arthritis and a torn rotator cuff, who are unable to lift their arms away from their sides. And because Beaumont's shoulder orthopedic surgeons are at the forefront of the latest techniques, they perform many shoulder replacement surgeries each year.

In addition to their clinical practice, Beaumont shoulder orthopedic surgeons are also involved in teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities include training of medical students, orthopedic surgery residents, and post-graduate fellows in the Beaumont Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship. Research is important because it helps develop new approaches and technology and refines established techniques. Shoulder specialists conduct laboratory research in the state-of-the-art Harold W. Gehring, M.D. Center for Biomechanics and Implant Analysis in the Beaumont Research Institute and are also involved in numerous clinical outcome studies.

Shoulder surgery treats a broad range of problems including rotator cuff tears, arthritis, instability, fractures, and revision surgery. Below is a partial list of common shoulder diagnoses treated.

Special Shoulder Treatment and Conditions

Rotator Cuff Disease


  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • post-traumatic arthritis
  • avascular necrosis
  • rotator cuff arthropathy
  • chronic dislocations


  • anterior instability
  • posterior instability
  • multidirectional instability


  • proximal humerus fractures
  • clavicle fractures
  • scapula fractures
  • fracture-dislocations of the shoulder

Other Common Conditions

  • SLAP tears
  • frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • shoulder dislocation
  • scapular winging
  • nerve injury about the shoulder
  • calcific tendonitis
  • traumatic muscle ruptures
  • revision surgery