Shoulder Surgery

University of Iowa's orthopedic team of shoulder specialists are the same physicians who treat the athletes of the Iowa Hawkeyes' sports teams. As Iowa’s only nationally ranked orthopedics program, we are committed to providing personalized care aimed at relieving your pain, helping you heal, and getting you back to enjoying the activities you love.

Shoulder Conditions

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint arthritis
  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Bicep tendon disorders
  • Calcific tendinitis
  • Glenoid labrum tears
  • Labral tear
  • Pectoralis tears
  • Proximal biceps injury
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Scapula disorders
  • Shoulder dislocation or separation
  • Shoulder Impingement and bursitis
  • Shoulder Instability
  • SLAP tears
  • Thrower’s shoulder

Procedures and Treatments

  • AC joint reconstruction
  • Anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty. 
  • Biceps tendon repair
  • Labral repair
  • Reconstructive shoulder surgery
  • Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Revision shoulder replacement 
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder fracture repair 
  • Shoulder replacement (arthroplasty)
  • Shoulder stabilization (capsulorrhaphy)
  • Tendon transfers

Care Team