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At the University of Utah, our shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship offers a high volume of cases, a large breadth of pathologies and procedures, and a high degree of case complexity. The University of Utah serves as a tertiary referral location for 10% of the United States by land area, with referrals regularly seen from Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado. Below are surgical volumes for our service:

Shoulder Surgeries: 1100

  • Primary Shoulder Arthroplasty: 350
  • Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty: 225
  • Shoulder Instability Surgery: 125
  • Rotator Cuff Repair: 250
  • Nerve Releases around the shoulder: 15
  • Tendon Transfers: 20
  • Sternoclavicular Reconstructions: 15
  • Acromioclavicular Reconstructions: 25

Elbow surgeries: 200

  • Distal Biceps Repairs: 75
  • Elbow Ligament Repairs/Reconstructions: 40
  • Elbow Arthroscopies: 30
  • Capitellar Osteochondral Surgeries: 10

These surgeries are performed across multiple facilities and thus the fellow will gain experience with multiple systems and patient populations, including pediatric patient populations, veterans, healthy adult patients who can be operated on within a surgical center, and unhealthy and elderly patients requiring the resources of a tertiary referral center.

Below are links to videos demonstrating some of our surgical techniques:

Clinical Experience Photos Clinical Experience Photos1 Clinical Experience Photos2 Clinical Experience Photos3


Related Links

  • American Shoulder and elbow surgeon logo
  • American Academic of Orthopaedic Surgeons logo
  • western orthopedic association logo
  • American orthopedic association logo
  • Warren Alpert medical school logo