Rockhill Orthopaedic Specialists treat most conditions or traumas that cause dysfunction between the ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints, and bones of your shoulders and elbows.

Your shoulder and elbows are necessary tools that enable you to work, play, and perform everyday activities. It is critical to properly diagnose any dysfunction and carefully consider treatment options.

Given the complex nature of the shoulder and elbow, specialized care and expertise are especially important, which is why our shoulder and elbow specialists are board certified. Our providers are dedicated to examining, diagnosing, and developing customized treatment plans to meet the individual needs of our patients. Our goal is to alleviate discomfort and restore function and mobility.

We offer a wide range of treatment options, compassionate care, and the technical expertise necessary to custom tailor a treatment plan to include both non-operative and operative care of the shoulder and elbow. We offer state-of-the-art surgical procedures, which allow us to provide the best outcomes as possible and the quickest recovery times. Though we remain at the forefront of the latest advances in our field, we never lose sight of the importance of optimizing patient outcomes above all else.

Shoulder and elbow conditions we treat:

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint arthritis
  • Anatomy of the shoulder
  • Biceps tendinitis
  • Biceps tendon rupture
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Glenoid labrum tears
  • Osteoarthritis of the shoulder
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder instability
  • Slap tear (superior labrum from anterior to posterior tear)
  • Subacromial bursitis
  • Elbow bursitis
  • Hyperextension injury of the elbow
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Medial ulnar collateral ligament injury
  • Osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow
  • Overuse injuries of the elbow
  • Radial tunnel syndrome (entrapment of the radial nerve)
  • Throwing injuries of the elbow
  • Radial tunnel release at the elbow
  • Ulnar nerve transposition at the elbow

Shoulder and elbow procedures we perform:

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation repair
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Bankart repair
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Diagnostic arthroscopy (shoulder)
  • Joint injection (therapeutic, shoulder)
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair (mini-open, supraspinatus tendon-to-bone insertion)
  • Shoulder impingement surgery
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Arthroscopy of the elbow
  • Aspiration of the olecranon bursa
  • Cubital tunnel release at the elbow
  • Medial epicondylectomy
  • Medial ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John surgery)
  • Radial tunnel release at the elbow
  • Total elbow replacement
  • Ulnar nerve transposition at the elbow


Scott A Langford, MD

Surgery (Hand), Orthopedics

Christopher J Maugans, MD

Surgery (Hand), Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery, Orthopedics