Wrist, Elbow & Shoulder

The frequency of use of the arms may cause numerous pain conditions to become evident. Often, these painful conditions are debilitative and generate discomfort as well as the inability to perform daily functions. The physicians at Montana Orthopedics are specialists in diagnosing and treating such conditions.

Symptoms & Conditions We Treat

When patients suffer from shoulder pain, the cause can be due to any number of conditions. Our specialists help patients find relief from:

  • General shoulder pain
  • Degenerative conditions of the shoulder
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint arthritis
  • Fracture of the collarbone (clavicle)
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • SLAP tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder separation
  • Carpal Tunel Syndrome
  • Hand fractures
  • Elbow injuries
Non-Surgical Treatments

Our specialists view surgery as a treatment option only when all other avenues have been explored. Some of the non-surgical treatments which may be utilized include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Medical management
Surgical Treatments

When all other treatment options have been considered and surgery appears to be the best option, our specialists are skilled in the following surgical techniques:

  • Arthroscopic acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation repair
  • Arthroscopic bankart repair
  • Arthroscopic capsular plication
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Distal clavicle excision (resection)
  • Glenohumeral debridement
  • Mini-open rotator cuff repair
  • ORIF surgery for proximal humerus fracture
  • SLAP repair
  • Shoulder impingement surgery
  • Shoulder resurfacing
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Tommy John surgery
  • Elbow procedures