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Shoulder Service

Our shoulder specialists are global leaders in advanced clinical practice and research, bringing the latest treatments and applications to bear in their compassionate care for all patients experiencing shoulder pain and discomfort.
Dr. Jon JP Warner, Chief of the Shoulder Service
Dr. Jon JP Warner, Chief of the Shoulder Service
Dr. Jon JP Warner, Chief of the Shoulder Service

Explore the Shoulder Service

Service Overview

The Shoulder Service at Massachusetts General Hospital takes a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to treating both acute and chronic injuries and conditions affecting the shoulder, upper back and upper arm. Our internationally recognized, Harvard-affiliated team of specialists integrates the latest musculoskeletal research, innovation and technology into their practice in order to constantly elevate their level of care. Our team is dedicated to reducing patient discomfort, increasing arm mobility and reducing recovery times with personalized rehabilitation plans. They continually improve clinical practice through critical review of surgical and non-surgical treatment outcomes, producing new scientific information through collaborative experimentation and by closely monitoring patient experiences. At Mass General, innovators in the surgical field work hand-in-hand with advanced practitioners, physical therapists and a diverse team of eager residents and fellows to expand the breadth and depth of our offerings, always ready to do more and go farther.

Shoulder Symptoms & Conditions We Treat

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Brachial Plexus injuries
  • Dislocation/Iinstability
  • Elbow & upper extremity problems
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Impingement
  • Labral injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Scapula disorders & winging
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon tears

Treatments & Procedures We Offer

  • Elbow Iinstability ligament repair (Tommy John surgery)
  • Glenoid reconstruction (Latarjet)
  • Nerve decompression
  • Reconstruction
  • Reverse prosthesis
  • Shoulder replacement
  • SLAP repairs & Bankart
  • Tendon transfers

Academic Research & Technological Development

Mass General is the #1 research hospital in the nation, and our shoulder research is a key contributing factor to that designation. Our clinicians balance individualized patient care with time spent collaborating in the lab with the brightest minds in the field, working to make sure Mass General is at the forefront of shoulder research and practice.

The latest medical technology in shoulder treatment is developed and tested at Mass General, including 3-D shoulder imaging capabilities, minimally invasive surgical tools and innovative cartilage growth techniques. Read more about the shoulder research that informs our practice on Advances in Motion site. In the videos below, several members of our team explain their research and practice in more detail.





Shoulder Service

Mass General shoulder specialists are global leaders in advanced clinical practice and research, bringing the latest treatments and applications to bear in their compassionate care for all patients experiencing shoulder pain and discomfort.