Our Top Shoulder Doctors:
Our team of expert shoulder doctors is led by Leon E. Popovitz, MD, co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists. Dr. Popovitz is an internationally-recognized specialist in shoulder pain, arthroscopic shoulder surgery, and sports medicine. Among his many honors, he has been listed as one of the best orthopedic surgeons in NYC by New York Magazine.
Dr. Popovitz works alongside renowned orthopedic surgeon Rupesh Tarwala, MD, to provide top-notch shoulder care that is centered around each patient’s unique needs. Our specialists Christopher Martin, MD, CAQSM, and John Munyak, MD, offer expertise in non-surgical and surgical treatment options for shoulder injuries, and prioritize conservative methods such as physical therapy whenever possible.
Each member of our care team — including our physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, and support staff — displays the same level of dedication to the wellbeing of their patients. The ultimate goal of New York Bone & Joint Specialists is to provide impeccable care and peace of mind to every single person we treat, and to ensure that he or she enjoys an active, fulfilling lifestyle.
Why Choose NY Bone & Joint Shoulder Specialists?
- Access to world-class joint specialists
- Compassionate care for a range of conditions
- Comprehensive treatment, from diagnosis to recovery
- Surgical interventions coupled with conservative treatment ensure a complete recovery for every patient
Shoulder Conditions We Specialize InShoulder Arthroscopy - Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries in the shoulder. Some of the conditions we treat include rotator cuff tears, shoulder labral tears, shoulder impingement, biceps tendonitis, AC joint arthritis, and dislocated shoulders.
Rotator Cuff Tears - A rotator cuff tear is a rupture of the tendons in the shoulder which are responsible for raising the arm. Though commonly associated with professional athletes, this condition can affect anyone, either as a result of trauma or simple wear and tear. Your orthopedic specialist will generally recommend a conservative course of treatment, followed by surgical intervention if symptoms have not subsided.
SLAP / Shoulder Labral Tears - A SLAP tear or shoulder labral tear is an injury to the labrum, which is the soft rim of cartilage that lines the shoulder socket. The most common treatment for this injury is a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure followed by several weeks of physical therapy.
Shoulder Dislocations - A shoulder is dislocated when the ball of the shoulder joint is forced out of the socket, generally after a traumatic injury. Treatment depends on the extent of the injury.
Shoulder Replacement - Shoulder joint replacement surgery is a procedure that involves the substitution of the shoulder joint with an artificial prosthesis. It can entail the replacement of the entire joint (total shoulder replacement) or just a part of it (partial shoulder replacement). It is an effective treatment option for osteoarthritis and other conditions resulting in chronic joint pain.
Most Common Shoulder Conditions & TreatmentsFor more information on your specific injury, consult the pages below. You will find comprehensive information on common symptoms, how the condition is diagnosed, our recommended course of treatment, and expected recovery timelines for each condition.
Shoulder Arthroscopy - Surgery & Recovery
Rotator Cuff Tear - Symptoms & Conditions
SLAP Tear (Shoulder Labrum Tear) - Symptoms & Tests | Treatment & Surgery
Shoulder Dislocation - Signs & Symptoms
Shoulder Arthritis - Symptoms & Treatment
Weightlifter's Shoulder - Symptoms, Treatment & Surgery
Frozen Shoulder - Treatment & Surgery
All Shoulder Conditions and Treatments
The shoulder rotates more than any other joint in the body, due to its unique design, which resembles a ball balancing on a shallow cup, supported by muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The downside to this structure is that it is very fragile, making it one of the most frequently injured body parts for athletes or those with active careers. Injuries or issues in the shoulder often affect the performance of the arm as a whole.
- AC Joint Separation
- Acute and Chronic Pain Management
- Arthroscopic Bankart Repair/ Stabilization
- Biceps Tendon Repair
- Biceps Tendon Rupture/ Tear
- Bone Spurs in the Shoulder
- Dead Arm
- Dislocated Shoulder: Treatment & Surgery
- Fractures & Fracture Care
- Frozen Shoulder
- Humerus Fracture (Broken Upper Arm)
- Loose Bodies in the Shoulder
- Muscle Spasm
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Shoulder Arthritis & Osteoarthritis
- Shoulder Arthroscopy – Arthroscopic Surgery
- Shoulder Clicking or Snapping
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Dislocation First Time Or Recurrent (Bankart)
- Shoulder Fracture
- Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
- Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: Symptoms & Tests
- Shoulder Instability & Weakness
- Shoulder Replacement: Types, Surgery, & Recovery
- Shoulder Tendonitis: Symptoms, Treatments, and Recovery
- Shoulder Trauma
- SLAP Tear (Shoulder Labrum Tear)
- SLAP Tear: Shoulder Labrum Tear Symptoms & Tests
- Sprains & Strains
- Trigger Point Injections
- Weightlifter’s Shoulder