Shoulder & Elbow

Many consider the shoulder to be the most complicated joint in the body. It becomes a common source of pain through repetitive motions from sports, work and life’s other activities. Because of the delicate balance between soft tissue tension and stability, even a small disruption of the shoulder can lead to limited range of motion. The elbow, in turn, connects the upper and lower arm through a system of muscles, ligaments, and tendons — all complex parts deserving specialized knowledge, attention and care.

LEADERS IN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

At Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center, our expert physicians are recognized as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment for shoulder and elbow conditions. By sharing knowledge of the most advanced techniques, GLOC specialists can consider the right surgical or nonsurgical option for each patient. On-site physical therapy and orthotics specialists work side-by-side with physicians to manage patients’ care after treatment as well. It’s a continuum of care designed to get our patients throughout Northern Michigan back to maximum functionality as quickly as possible.

SPECIALTY TREATMENTS AND PROCEDURES

  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Joint Replacement
  • Fractures
  • Revisions
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
  • ACP Injections
  • Arthroscopic Nerve Decompressions
  • Nerve Decompressions
  • Revision Arthroscopic Work
  • Instability

Testimonials

  • Arthroscopy

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  • Hip & Knee

    “Each visit to GLOC was always treated professionally with all questions and concerns answered. Wanted to Thank Dr. Galdes and the wonderful staff for a job well done from beginning to the end of my hip surgery.”
  • Hip & Knee

    “From Casey in the process to Dr Weirsma. All the staff treated me so well and very caring. My Hip was replaced today 5/24. Just a thank you to a wonderful staff from beginning to end John Fyfe”

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