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Shoulder doctors are orthopedic specialists who diagnose and treat the full range of orthopedic shoulder conditions and shoulder pain. Shoulder doctors and shoulder surgeons have advanced knowledge of the shoulder, including the bone, ball-and-socket joint formation, the structures of the rotator cuff, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Shoulder care specialists include general orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine providers who treat patients with fractures, impingement, and dislocations as well as tendon, cartilage, ligament, and muscle injuries like rotator cuff tears, labral tears, and frozen shoulder.

With extensive training and experience in shoulder joint anatomy, nonsurgical shoulder treatment, orthopedic surgery, and arthroscopic shoulder surgery, and sports medicine, our team of shoulder specialists at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma will understand every aspect of your shoulder injury or condition and help you heal, recover, and advance.

Our shoulder team includes sports medicine specialists Dr. Bradford Boone, Dr. Wendy Emerson, Dr. Jeff Fox, Dr. Steven Hardage, Dr. Bradley Lawson, Dr. Jay Lorton, Dr. Robert Marsh, Dr. David Nonweiler, Dr. Scott Rahhal, Dr. R. Clio Robertston, and Dr. Blake Shockley as well as fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon Dr. Brent Nossaman. Our additional shoulder surgeon is Dr. Sarat Kunapuli, who specializes in adult joint reconstruction and shoulder replacement. Our doctors will always recommend an approach that will best serve you, considering treatment options other than surgery first. As board-certified orthopedic surgeons, our surgical shoulder specialists can also perform a full range of surgeries for all your shoulder needs in addition to procedures for the hand, wrist, and elbow.

Symptoms You May Be Having

Take note if you have any of these symptoms related to the shoulder or elbow, upper arm, and forearm. If so, schedule an appointment with one of our shoulder experts and get the shoulder treatment you need.

  • Aching
  • Difficulty lifting or using the arm
  • Elbow pain and related shoulder pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Shoulder instability
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Unable to sleep on the side with painful shoulder joint

After an exam, your doctor may diagnose you with one of these shoulder conditions:

Our Shoulder Doctors Care for Patients Just Like You

When a patient first notices shoulder pain, it’s common to wait to see if the pain will go away on its own. However, pain may not improve, and some shoulder injuries should be treated immediately, like a rotator cuff injury. It’s important not to wait too long if you believe you have any type of shoulder problem.

Our shoulder experts provide the care a patient needs, including anti-inflammatory medication, X-rays and MRIs, physical therapy, nonsurgical orthopedic care, shoulder injections, home exercise and injury prevention programs, or a type of surgery.

If shoulder surgery is the treatment your doctor recommends, such as shoulder replacement, your surgeon, backed by our entire shoulder treatment team, can expertly perform the surgery using our state-of-the-art equipment. This includes total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement for arthritis and chronic rotator cuff tears. Our shoulder surgeons also offer every reconstructive shoulder surgery using the latest methods, such as minimally invasive surgery using arthroscopy, including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery and arthroscopic labral repair surgery.

Our shoulder doctors, elbow doctors, and all of our dedicated orthopedic doctors at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma go beyond simply delivering medical services. They are healthcare professionals who listen to your concerns, expertly answer your questions, and have dedicated their practices to helping people like you move forward and experience less pain and a better quality of life.

Start Your Journey to Heal. Recover. ADVANCE.

We know you want the best doctor to assess and treat your shoulder pain. Rest assured, our specialized, experienced shoulder doctors will apply their high-level skills and knowledge to your shoulder injury or condition.

We are available to see you at multiple locations throughout the region:

For urgent needs, like a fracture or sports-related injury, walk in without an appointment at our Advanced Orthopedics Urgent Care, Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – noon. 

If you are ready to find a solution for your shoulder pain or limitation, schedule an appointment by calling (918) 494-AOOK (2665) or use the button below. 

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