What Hurts?


The shoulder is an amazing joint, with greater range of motion than any other in the body. Yet this attribute also makes it highly susceptible to injury. Shoulder pain can result in significant problems stemming from several different causes.

Arthritis is a leading cause of shoulder pain. As arthritis develops, the protective cartilage on the ends of the bones in a joint can wear away. Without the protective cartilage lining, painful bone-on-bone rubbing occurs. Severe shoulder arthritis is quite painful and can limit motion. Trauma, injury, strains, sports injuries, and fractures are other causes for shoulder and elbow pain.

Dr. Jefferson is an expert at diagnosing and treating shoulder pain, including the full range of athletic, degenerative, and traumatic disorders such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Bursitis and tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Labrum tears
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder instability
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Separated and dislocated shoulder
  • Clavicle fracture (broken collar bone)

When possible, Dr. Jefferson prefers to address shoulder injuries with non-surgical treatment such as cortisone injections or physical therapy, but if you need surgery, you can feel confident that Dr. Jefferson has the training, experience, and expertise to perform common shoulder surgery such as:

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Labral repair
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Fracture surgery

Don’t let shoulder pain limit you anymore.

Hand, Wrist & Elbow

Wrist injuries, hand disorders, and elbow conditions are common and can cause pain, loss of sensation, loss of movement, and impaired function. A problem in the hand and wrist must be dealt with very carefully because of the intricate network of nerves, blood vessels, tendons, and ligaments, some of which extend to the elbow.

Hand and wrist conditions…

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of the hand
  • DeQuervain’s tendonitis
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Trigger finger
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Flexor tendon and extensor tendon injuries
  • Radial tunnel syndrome
  • Hand and wrist fractures
  • Infections

Elbow conditions…

  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Pitcher’s elbow
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome

Hip & Knee

Your hips and knees bear your full body weight and have a wide range of motion, making them susceptible to injury and arthritis. Dr. Jefferson has many years of experience treating hip and knee problems associated with sports, aging, trauma, and arthritis. Our goal is to help you regain your hip and knee function and get you back to your normal activities as quickly as possible.

Every day, Dr. Jefferson treats acute and chronic injuries and conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis and tendonitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee ligament tear (ACL, MCL and LCL)
  • Meniscal (cartilage) tear
  • Patellofemoral (knee) joint syndrome
  • Stress fractures
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Hip fractures
  • Hip dislocation
  • Osteonecrosis of the hip

Our comprehensive treatment plans include both non-surgical care as well as state-of-the-art surgical procedures when necessary:

Knee surgery

  • Arthroscopy
  • Ligament reconstruction (ACL, MCL and LCL)
  • Total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Knee revision
  • Double bundle ACL

Hip surgery

  • Arthroscopy
  • Total hip replacement
  • Anterior approach hip replacement
  • Hip revision
  • Hip fracture repair

Foot & Ankle

Dr. Jefferson has extensive training and experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot and ankle disorders caused by nerve damage, aging, arthritis, poor blood circulation, diabetes, and infection. Commonly treated injuries and conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Ankle and calcaneus (heel bone) fractures
  • Lisfranc fractures
  • Heel spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Achilles tendon problems
  • Hammer toe and other toe disorders
  • Bunions
  • Neuromas

Non-surgical treatment methods can effectively treat many foot problems. But if you should need surgery, Dr. Jefferson employs the latest arthroscopic and state-of-the-art surgical techniques:

  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Fracture repair
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Bunionectomy
  • Neurectomy
  • Foot and ankle fusions

Are foot and ankle problems holding you back from doing the things you love to do?