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Shoulder and Elbow Care

It might be an active lifestyle. It might be something you inherited from your dad. The truth is, a lot of factors can contribute to elbow and shoulder pain and damage, from genetic predispositions to overuse or strain from sports or work injuries, Florida Institute of Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists is here to analyze each patient’s risk factors, injury details or other problems.

Shoulder and elbow anatomy is complex and includes bones, tendons, muscles and ligaments that all work together to allow a wide range of motion and functionality. A number of things can go wrong, causing pain, inflammation and loss of use. Some common problems include arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, impingement, instability and fracture.

At Florida Institute of Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists, we aim to restore each patient to his or her best life, through a combination of diagnosis and treatment options that address the specific needs of each patient. The first step is gathering a medical history to determine exactly what contributed to the shoulder or elbow issue. Then, a full physical exam will give our team more information. In most cases, additional tests like X-rays, CT and MRI scans will be ordered. At times, additional procedures like arthroscopy may help a doctor see problems inside a joint.

When a full profile of a patient is complete, our team at Florida Institute of Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists will create an individualized treatment plan that may include minimally invasive surgery, open surgery, support devices, physical therapy or other recommended actions. .

Treatments and Procedures Offered

  • Advanced Reconstruction
  • Labrum Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Tendon Repair

Our Physician


George  Caldwell, Jr., MD

George Caldwell, Jr., MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Fort Lauderdale 33312