Shoulder & Elbow


Shoulders and elbows are vulnerable to many problems: arthritis, rotator cuff injuries, bursitis, dislocations, lost range of motion, nerve compression, tendonitis, tennis elbow, fractures and more. These can affect a wide range of patients, from young athletes to retirees.

Vanderbilt Bone & Joint shoulder and elbow specialists provide a full range of care to ease these problems, from physical therapy to surgery. It takes evaluation by an expert to pinpoint the cause of your pain in these active joints, and craft the best possible treatment.

We treat shoulder and elbow arthritis, and when needed, joint replacements with advanced technology such as reverse total shoulder replacement. In addition, we offer arthroscopic treatments of the shoulder and elbow, nerve decompression and management of sports- and work-related injuries. We take into account the physical demands of each patient’s life and cater your treatment accordingly. Whether you carry heavy boxes every day, play tennis or hold a musical instrument, we will create a plan for getting you back into action.

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Health Topics

Many conditions and injuries can affect your bones, joints and connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments. To find more information about what’s concerning you, please view the resources below.

Broken Bones and Injuries


Diseases and Conditions