Vanderbilt Bone & Joint / Shoulder and Elbow Care

Shoulder and Elbow Care

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.

Many conditions and injuries can affect your bones, joints and connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments.

  • Adult forearm fractures
  • Arthritis of the shoulder
  • Biceps tendon tear at the elbow
  • Biceps tendon tear at the shoulder
  • Burners and stingers
  • Chronic shoulder instability
  • Clavicle fracture (broken collarbone)
  • Common shoulder injuries
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Distal humerus fractures of the elbow
  • Elbow (olecranon) bursitis
  • Elbow (olecranon) fractures
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Elbow fractures in children
  • Elbow injuries in the throwing athlete
  • Erb's palsy (brachial plexus birth palsy)
  • Forearm fractures in children
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Nursemaid's elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of the elbow
  • Radial head fractures of the elbow
  • Recurrent and chronic elbow instability
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Scapula (shoulder blade) fractures
  • Shoulder impingement/rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Shoulder injuries in the throwing athlete
  • Shoulder joint tear (glenoid labrum tear)
  • Shoulder pain and common shoulder problems
  • Shoulder separation
  • Shoulder trauma (fractures and dislocations)
  • SLAP tears
  • Tendonitis of the long head of the biceps
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Throwing injuries in the elbow in children
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome)
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff and shoulder conditioning program
  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder surgery


Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Franklin
206 Bedford Way
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 790-3290
Toll free: (800) 348-0724
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