Elbow & Shoulder Center
Although shoulder and elbow replacement are less common than knee or hip replacement, the health of your shoulder and elbow are critical to doing the activities you love most. Advancements in technology and surgical practices have made joint replacement a more viable option to restoring your health with limited down time.
The most common need for joint replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, is damaged or arthritic joints caused by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, severe fractures, tears, avascular necrosis, and instability.
In addition to joint damage, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons states that tendinitis and bursitis are often causes of prolonged shoulder and elbow pain. These conditions and others are treated with non-surgical options first before surgery or replacement is considered.
Elbow & Shoulder Specialists
Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine boasts one of the most advanced and experienced Shoulder & Elbow Centers in the area. From non-surgical treatments and methodologies to minimally invasive surgery and select “high-end” options, we cater treatment to your needs.
Our shoulder and elbow joint replacement team is comprised of some of the area’s best orthopaedic surgeons.
- Albert Volk, MD is fellowship trained in Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery & Sports Medicine and board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has decades of experience with arthroscopic surgery and replacements.
- John Stark, MD is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and fellowship trained in Orthopedic Hand & Microvascular Surgery. He offers extensive experience with conditions of the elbow and hand.
- Sina Kasraeian, MD is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in orthopaedic sports medicine. His experience with various amateur and professional athletes brings extensive experience in both shoulder and elbow treatment.
Our Shoulder & Elbow Center treats the follow conditions: