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Shoulder Conditions

Orthopaedic shoulder surgery in Illinois and Indiana

Dr. Ronak M. Patel is one of the leading orthopaedic surgeons in Illinois and Indiana. Dr. Patel specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder conditions and injuries. Shoulder injuries can be debilitating and prevent you from participating in your active everyday life. Dr. Patel offers advanced and comprehensive orthopaedic care for patients of all ages and activity levels with shoulder pain and injuries. From common shoulder injuries such as shoulder arthritis to rotator cuff tears, Dr. Patel and his team can help.

Shoulder anatomy

The human shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. This mobility provides the upper extremity with tremendous range of motion such as adduction, abduction, flexion, extension, internal rotation, external rotation, and 360° circumduction in the sagittal plane. Furthermore, the shoulder allows for scapular protraction, retraction, elevation, and depression. This wide range of motion also makes the shoulder joint unstable. This instability is compensated for by rotator cuff muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the glenoid labrum.

At a Glance

Ronak M. Patel M.D.

  • Double Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Past Team Physician to the Cavaliers (NBA), Browns (NFL) and Guardians (MLB)
  • Published over 49 publications and 10 book chapters
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