World-Class Shoulder Care Begins at the Region's Most Preferred Orthopaedic Practice—EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

Our fellowship-trained or specialty-trained shoulder doctors, Dr. Mark Brazinski, Dr. Donald Campbell, Dr. Christopher Daley, Dr. Jeffrey Keverline, Dr. Stephen Sladicka, and Dr. James Stanislaw, are dedicated shoulder specialists board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and committed to providing patients with the compassionate, world-class care they deserve and need to emerge stronger.

Our shoulder doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions of the shoulder, including rotator cuff injuries and arthritis. They are not only highly skilled in providing nonsurgical care to treat shoulder pain and shoulder conditions but also in performing shoulder surgery, including arthroscopic surgery and shoulder replacement.

How Our Shoulder Surgeons Help Patients Emerge Stronger

When our shoulder doctors develop an individualized treatment plan for a patient with a shoulder injury or condition, their first step is to always look at nonsurgical shoulder care options that will help instead of recommending surgery. Sometimes, the shoulder problem can be solved without the need for surgery with treatments such as physical therapy or medicine.

However, if nonoperative treatments fail to provide relief for the patient or their shoulder pain becomes debilitating, our shoulder surgeons will recommend a surgical treatment plan that is right for the patient's shoulder injury or condition. Our surgeons have undergone extensive training and specialize in a variety of shoulder surgeries that can be used to treat shoulder pain or injuries, including the following treatment options:

  • Bankart repair
  • Corrective shoulder surgery
  • Mini-open rotator cuff repair
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair, including arthroscopic
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Subacromial decompression
  • Surgical fracture care
  • Total shoulder replacement

Our orthopaedic surgeons understand that patients sometimes have concerns about undergoing surgical procedures, which is why they are dedicated to spending time to educate and provide patients with an understanding of the surgery and how it will be beneficial. They also make sure they answer any questions the patient might have about the shoulder surgery.

Do You Need World-Class Shoulder Care?

If you are noticing any of these symptoms, you should consider consulting with a shoulder or sports medicine doctor or surgeon:

  • Inflammation
  • Pain when lifting your arms
  • Shoulder joint pain, including pain when rotating the shoulder joint
  • Shoulder pain radiating down into the elbow
  • Small, hard lump on the top of the shoulder
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling in the shoulder
  • Unable to lift your arm over your head

Patients with shoulder pain or any of the above symptoms often seek help from a doctor specializing in the shoulder or sports medicine who may diagnose them with one of the following injuries or conditions:

  • Acromioclavicular joint injury
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Impingement
  • Labral tear
  • Rotator cuff injury, including a rotator cuff tear
  • Sports-related injury
  • Suprascapular neuropathy
  • Tendon or ligament tear
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenodesis

If you have shoulder pain or have suffered a shoulder injury, our orthopaedic doctors are ready to provide you with the world-class shoulder care you need. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors specializing in the shoulder by calling (828) 324-2800 or requesting an appointment online.

We have eight offices located throughout North Carolina—our offices include Granite Falls, Hickory, Lenoir, Marion (AccessOrtho Only), Morganton, Newton, Taylorsville, and Valdese.

Emerge Stronger, Healthier, and Better at EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

At EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region, our patients are always our top priority. Our entire team, from our shoulder, elbow, and sports medicine doctors and surgeons to our physical therapists and physician assistants, is focused on providing you with the compassionate, world-class orthopaedic care you need to emerge stronger and get back to doing the things you love.

Our shoulder team will be by your side through every step of your journey to pain relief, from diagnosis and nonoperative treatment or surgery to recovery and rehabilitation. Whether you have a rotator cuff injury, arthritis, or a tendon tear and need shoulder surgery or sports medicine care, our doctors will be right beside you.