Shoulder & Elbow

Shoulder and Elbow Care | Rotator Cuff Surgery | Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery & Care

Chronic shoulder and elbow pain can keep you from the activities you enjoy. At Fullerton Orthopedic, we provide a comprehensive care plan to treat your pain and get you back to the doing the things you love. We offer medical and surgical treatments, and our team is dedicated to the highest level of patient care.

We Treat

→ Rotator Cuff Tears and Injuries
→ Shoulder Impingement
→ Tendinitis
→ Dislocations
→ Shoulder Instability
→ SLAP Tear
→ Frozen Shoulder
→ Arthritis

→ Bursitis
→ Tennis Elbow
→ Golfer’s Elbow
→ Ulnar Nerve – Cubital Tunnel
→ Sprains and Fractures
→ Sports Injuries
→ Elbow Ligament Insufficiency


Preservation of Your Shoulder and Elbow

Diagnostic imaging can assess the root cause of your joint stiffness or pain. While every patient is different, we will make every effort to pursue nonsurgical options first before suggesting surgery. These options include anti-inflammatory medicine, ice, heat or massage.

Dr. Higgins and Dr. Luong having discussion


Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

We offer minimally invasive surgery options, as well as physical therapy, pain management, and rehabilitation services. Our staff will be there before and after your surgery to answer any questions and support you throughout your recovery.

Rotator Cuff Surgery

A rotator cuff tear is a common shoulder injury and can result in extreme pain. When exercise and rest have not been able to ease the pain, surgery may be the best option. To repair your rotator cuff, your surgeon will re-attach the tendons to the bone. Recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the tear, but our team will make sure you understand the post-surgery care needed, which may or may not include physical therapy.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery is a common treatment for severe arthritis and those with rotator cuff problems. Unlike a conventional shoulder replacement which recreates the natural shoulder ball and socket a reverse shoulder replacement, the socket and ball switch places. The reason for this is to force the shoulder to use different muscles that may be not be as damaged.

Shoulder x-ray graphic