Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Section of Shoulder & Upper Extremity Surgery provides a multidisciplinary approach for the comprehensive care of individuals with shoulder injuries, elbow injuries and/or disorders of the hand, wrist, and upper arm.
Working in close collaboration with the Departments of Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurology, Rheumatology and Physical and Occupational Therapy, we provide evaluation, treatment and rehabilitative care for a wide variety of injuries and disorders, such as arthritis, tumors, bone fractures and vascular concerns. Our goal is to help individuals return to pain free, functional lives.
What We Treat
Our specialists perform more than 500 procedures in a year, including shoulder replacement and arthroscopy, at our outpatient surgery at the state-of-the-art Coral Springs Family Health Center in Coral Springs. Our Hand & Upper Extremity Center provides onsite imaging and highly specialized rehabilitative services at the Coral Springs Family Health Center.
In addition to our outpatient center, our Hand & Upper Extremity Center provides our patients with accessibility and convenience by offering onsite x-rays and other services essential to your care including:
- Shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist rehabilitative therapies
- State-of –the-art digital radiology and imaging
- Live video fluoroscopy
- CT and MRI scanning
Learn more about the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions we treat and treatment options available to you. In some cases, options include opioid-free pain management.
The overall rise in shoulder pain across the country can be attributed to the growth of exercise as important part of daily life. Shoulder injuries account for approximately 20 percent of daily visits to the doctor’s office. The causes of shoulder pain can be the result of a number of different injuries. Whether it be a rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder, it is important to seek immediate medical attention when experiencing pain in the shoulder.
Hand & Wrist Pain
The torment of joint pain in our hand and wrist can be debilitating for even the smallest of tasks. Experiencing this type of pain in everyday tasks is common for most individuals working with their hands.
Patients should seek medical consultation and treatment as it is a key step in determining the cause of hand and wrist pain. From ailments such as carpal tunnel syndrome to wrist sprains, patients are better off correcting these orthopaedic problems early on.
Elbow pain can be the result of overextending one of the body’s most active parts. Common injuries contributing to elbow pain can range from golf and tennis elbow to straining ligaments while performing various daily activities. Seeking medical advice is imperative to obtaining a diagnosis and deciding on the best treatment options available.
Diseases & Conditions
- Arthritis of the Wrist and Hand
- Arthritis of the Thumb Base
- Arthroscopic Shoulder Decompression
- Biceps Tendon Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Clavicle Fracture
- Congenital Hand Differences
- De Quervain's Disease
- Dupuytren's Disease
- Frozen Shoulder
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
- Shoulder Instability
- Shoulder Replacement (Shoulder Revision)
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Trigger Finger
Carlos Higuera-Rueda, MD
Center Director Orthopaedics and Rheumatology Chairman
Clay Greeson, MD
Peter J. Evans, MD, PhD
Appointments & Locations
To make an appointment with one of our shoulder & upper extremity surgery specialists, please call 877.463.2010.
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand website offers a wealth of information on injuries and/or disorders of the hand, wrist, and upper arm.
To learn more, visit: ASSH.org
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons engages in health policy and advocacy activities on behalf of musculoskeletal patients and the profession of orthopaedic surgery.
To learn more, visit: AAOS.org