Orthopedic and Spine Center

Hand, Elbow and Shoulder

Reaching, grabbing, writing, driving, lifting, throwing or waving…activities that we take for granted. But what if you couldn’t do those things?

Each of these seemingly simple daily activities is possible only because of the versatility and flexibility of your "upper extremity." This area of your body is uniquely complex and includes the joints, bones and muscles of the fingers, hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder. The intricate and mobile design, coupled with the use and abuse sustained each day, can make this area highly susceptible to injury, leading to pain and decreased agility.

Our team specializes in the treatment of:
  • Soft tissue sprains, strains and contusions
  • Overuse and traumatic injuries
  • Degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Impingement syndromes of the shoulder, elbow and wrist
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Instability of the shoulder
  • Fractures, dislocations, subluxation
  • Rotator cuff tears

At the Lake Health Orthopedic and Spine Center, our clinical expertise, along with state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, helps us to diagnose your condition quickly and accurately. We then develop a plan of care that fits your needs.

For a referral to a physician in the Lake Health Orthopedic and Spine Center, call the Best of Health Line at 800-454-9800.

In addition to expert physicians and state-of-the-art imaging, the Lake Health Orthopedic and Spine Center offers hand therapy clinics at TriPoint Medical Center and West Medical Center. Both clinics are staffed by certified hand therapists, who are specially trained to treat injuries and provide rehabilitation to the hand, elbow and shoulder.

We exhaust every appropriate treatment option before considering surgery. If and when a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, our hand, elbow, and shoulder surgeons are fully trained to correct problems related to upper extremity pain and lack of mobility. They prefer non-surgical solutions, but when surgery is the answer, the Lake Health Orthopedic and Spine Center surgeons have the training and skill to earn your confidence and trust.

Hear Joan's Story 

“When the pain started to keep me from doing the things I love, it was time to get help,” Joan says. After dealing with shoulder pain for 5 years, she visited orthopedic surgeon Dr. Eric Parsons, who determined through tests that her rotator cuff was completely gone. Today there’s a minimally invasive solution that doesn’t require an overnight stay in the hospital. It has limited risk and offers extraordinary results. Joan shows her progress four months after surgery:

For a referral to a physician in the Lake Health Orthopedic and Spine Center, call the Best of Health Line at 800-454-9800.