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Denver's Shoulder & Elbow Specialists

As a specialty service of Western Orthopaedics, Denver Shoulder and Elbow provides individuals with upper extremity problems access to the most experienced shoulder and elbow specialists in the Rocky Mountain region.   

Why consult with a Shoulder and/or Elbow Specialist? 

Throwing a ball, hugging a child, or reaching for another piece of your grandmother's famous chocolate cake.....all these movements are accomplished because of the action of our shoulders, elbows and hands. 

The shoulder is one of the most complex and functional joints in the body. It has more motion in multiple directions than any other joint, allowing for precise positioning of our arms and hands. Because our shoulders allow for so much motion, they are susceptible to acute injuries such as a fracture (broken bone), dislocation, ligament and tendon injury, or degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis.

The elbow lets us precisely position our hand in space. The structure of the elbow joint is very stable, and as a result, the elbow is less prone to injury than the shoulder. However, the elbow is at risk for acute injuries such as dislocation or fracture, as well as degenerative changes that can make motion limited and painful.

If not treated appropriately, injuries or degenerative conditions of the shoulder or elbow can lead to less ability to do the activities we love and impact our routine daily activities.

Our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons have dedicated their practice to this specialty field of study. In addition to providing the best diagnostic and surgical solutions for upper extremity problems, their participation in education and research enable them to remain the most highly trained Shoulder and Elbow specialists in the area.

Denver Shoulder & Elbow News

Dr. Hatzidakis presented at the 2018 Nice Shoulder Course in June. Topics included Resurfacing Shoulder Replacement in Young Patients and The Use of the IMN for Difficult Proximal Humerus Fractures

Contact Us

Western Orthopaedics
1830 Franklin Street, Suite 450
Denver, CO 80218-1217

Toll Free:888-900-1333 (outside Denver)

Office hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30-5:00.

One of our physicians is on call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to take care of your emergency needs.


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