Shoulder & Elbow Service


The Shoulder & Elbow Service serves as a tertiary referral center for shoulder and elbow replacement and complex shoulder and elbow surgery. The service also offers comprehensive fracture care as well as state of the art minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures for tendon and sports related injuries. 

Our mission is threefold: 

Patient Care
Compassionate care of our patients offers a wide array of non-surgical treatments including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and injectable medications. 

Research activities include both clinical studies and basic science research on problems of the shoulder and elbow. 

Educational objectives include orthopaedic resident education at the Yale School of Medicine, a premier Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship training program, and programs for Yale undergraduate students and medical students.

Total Shoulder Replacement Study Underway at Yale

Check out the WTNH story on our study.

Shoulder and Elbow Conditions Treated and Surgeries Performed

All shoulder and elbow conditions, even the most rare and difficult, are treated at Yale. The most common conditions include:

  • Arthritis Fractures and Dislocations 
  • Instability 
  • Tendon Injuries 
  • Sports Injuries 
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow 
  • Rotator Cuff Tears 
  • Swimmer Shoulder 
  • Tendonitis 
  • Bursitis

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