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Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Offering non-operative and surgical treatments for the shoulder and elbow in teens and adults


Many people suffer from joint pain at some time in their lives. The shoulder and the elbow are two areas that are particularly susceptible to injury, fracture, dislocation, arthritis, tears and other sources of pain. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments, both non-surgical and surgical, that can alleviate pain and restore function in the shoulder and elbow.

Several SLUCare orthopedic surgeons  specialize in shoulder and elbow repair and replacement. Our physicians begin with an educational approach, taking time to explain your condition and your options for treatment. Some patients respond well to conservative, non-surgical treatments, such as modified activity, medication, therapeutic exercises or cortisone injections. Other conditions may require a surgical solution.

We offer a full range of surgical options, including:

  • Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow
  • Complete joint replacement of the shoulder and elbow
  • Shoulder and elbow reconstruction
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Revision shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Elbow ligament reconstruction

After surgery, our specialists provide follow-up care in clinic to monitor your progress and address any concerns or questions you may have related to your recovery. We'll work with your primary care physician, rheumatologist, or other specialists as needed to help you achieve long-lasting and effective results.

SLUCare Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons

Randall Otto, MD - Fellowship-trained Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon
Ashley Ali, MD
Scott Kaar, MD

SLUCare Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Location

St. Francis Building at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton
1011 Bowles Ave., Suite 400
Fenton, MO 63026
314-977-4440
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SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis, 1031 Building
1031 Bellevue Ave., Suite 280A
St. Louis, MO  63117-1818
314-977-1050
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Center for Specialized Medicine
1225 South Grand
St. Louis, MO 63104
314-257-3390
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