Shoulder

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in your body.

Shoulder

As the most versatile joint in the human body, our shoulder joint provides a tremendous amount of flexibility. However, this range of motion can lead to shoulder pain or discomfort. In most cases, pain in the shoulder can be the result of one of four main causes: inflammation, instability, arthritis, or a fracture.

Symptoms of a possible shoulder condition or injury include:

  • Pain and stiffness in or around the shoulder joint
  • Limited shoulder mobility
  • Difficulty and/or inability to reach overhead
  • Shoulder joint pain that keeps you awake at night
  • A popping or grinding feeling when using the afflicted shoulder

Whether you’re suffering from a recent injury, such as a rotator cuff tear or shoulder dislocation, or the pain in your shoulder has developed over time from shoulder tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis) or bursitis, our shoulder doctors at DMOS Orthopaedic Centers understand your desire for pain relief.

Patrick Sullivan, M.D.

Patrick Sullivan, M.D.

Hip, Knee & Shoulder Surgeon

Dr. Sullivan's practice focuses on hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgeries.
Primary Location: DMOS West, 6001 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Wesley Smidt, M.D.

Wesley Smidt, M.D.

General Orthopaedics; Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Hip & Knee Replacement

Dr. Smidt’s practice encompasses all areas of orthopedics, though he has a special interest in sports medicine, total joint replacements, as well as workers compensation injuries.
Primary Location: DMOS East, 1301 Penn Ave., Suite 213, Des Moines, Iowa 50316
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Physician Assistant/s:
Heather Schall, P.A.-C.

Kary R. Schulte, M.D.

Kary R. Schulte, M.D.

Sports Medicine and Knee & Shoulder Surgeon

Dr. Schulte's practice emphasizes the care of knee and shoulder injuries.
Primary Location: DMOS West, 6001 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Mark Isaacson, D.O.

Mark Isaacson, D.O.

Joint Replacement and General Orthopaedics

Dr. Isaacson specializes in total knee and hip arthroplasty, complex revision knee and hip arthroplasty, minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacement, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, adult and pediatric fracture care, partial knee arthroplasty, sports-related injury management, as well as workers compensation injuries and some conditions of the hand and wrist.
Primary Location: DMOS Ankeny, 350 NE 36th Street, Ankeny, IA 50021
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Physician Assistant/s:
Nathan Stocco, P.A.-C.

Shane Cook, M.D.

Shane Cook, M.D.

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon

Dr. Shane Cook specializes in complex cases involving the hand & upper extremities.
Primary Location: DMOS East, Penn Medical Plaza, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50316
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