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One of the most complex joints in your body

Shoulder

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

Common Conditions & Procedures

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. At DMOS Orthopaedics, we specialize in diagnosing and treating injuries of the shoulder.
  • AC Joint Separation
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture
  • Bicep Tenotomy & Tenodesis
  • Clavicle (Collar Bone) Fracture
  • Labral Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Arthritis & Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Slap Tear
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FAQ

What are common causes of shoulder pain?

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), conditions of the shoulder fall into four main categories:

  • Arthritis
  • Fracture
  • Instability
  • Tendon inflammation (bursitis or tendinitis) or tendon tear

What are the surgical treatment options for shoulder pain?

Most shoulder pain can be relieved non-invasively, but for those that need further treatment, they are often resolved with arthroscopic procedures, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons(AAOS). The AAOS states that with arthroscopic surgery, a physician may remove scar tissue or repair damaged, worn, or injured tissue.

What is the recovery process after shoulder replacement surgery?

Generally, a patient may regain day-to-day functioning from six to eight weeks after the procedure, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The outcome may depend on the person’s overall level of activity at the time of the procedure, the AAOS states.

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Joint, bone or ligament injuries require expert orthopedic care to guide you on the best course of treatment. Treatment may involve consultation, medication, splints, casts, physical therapy and/or surgical procedures.
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West Des Moines

6001 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Departments

Physician & Sports Medicine Clinics

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

Interventional Physiatry & Spine Center

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

MRI

Mon – Fri 6am – 7:30pm, Sat – Sun 8am – 4pm

Urgent Injury Clinic 

Mon – Th 10am – 6pm, Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 8am – 12pm

Physical & Hand Therapy

Mon – Fri 7am – 7pm

Ankeny

350 NE 36th Street
Ankeny, IA 50021

Departments

Physician & Sports Medicine Clinics

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

Interventional Physiatry

Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm

MRI

Mon – Fri 6am – 7:30pm, Sat – Sun 8am – 4pm

Urgent Injury Clinic

Mon – Fri 7am – 3pm, Sat 8am – 12pm

Physical & Hand Therapy

Mon – Fri 7am – 7pm

Des Moines

1301 Penn Ave., Suite 213
Des Moines, Iowa 50316

Departments

Physician & Sports Medicine Clinics

Mon – Fri 8am – 4:30pm

Physical & Hand Therapy

Mon – Fri 7am – 7pm

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