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Shoulder and arm orthopedics

Some orthopedic doctors specialize in the treatment of ailments affecting the musculoskeletal system of the shoulders and arms, including inflammation, fractures, tears, injuries and diseases.

Unfortunately, many people underestimate the severity of an injury to their biceps tendon and delay seeking treatment. (Photo by The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group)
Orthopedics - Shoulder & Arm

Knowing how to tell "it's just a sprain" from a serious biceps tendon tear can mean the difference between a successful surgery and lasting arm muscle weakness.

Besides cortisone shots, other treatments for shoulder pain are available, including anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy, says Frisella. (Photo by Kiel Hauck)
Orthopedics - Shoulder & Arm, Orthopedics

Inflammation is the root cause of many problems that affect the shoulder while resting. Inflammation can result from several different underlying problems.

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Shoulder Care reviews in Des Moines

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Dr.
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was recommended to me by a friend, who is a nurse at Des
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Hospital. She knows many doctors and picked him as her #1 choice for me to see. I had been in a car accident and needed treatment by several types of doctors. Just before I was delivered to the Operating Room for the first surgery on my nose, (by another doctor) Dr.
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came to see me and introduced himself and wished me well on my surgery. This was before I was even his patient. He is a kind and caring physician and an exceptional doctor.
- danelle H.
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He hasn't done any surgery work on me, but his bedside manner is very effective. He comes very highly recommended by couple of patients and by somebody that works with him in the operating room so that's about as good as recommendations you can get. I am going to see him again.
- ANTHONY D.
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all went excellent dr.
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examined me described my problem, sent me for MRI consulted w/ me talked about the surgery needed,the therapy that would be needed after. monitored my therapy, consulted w/ me on progress. everything went very well. their therapists are excellent as well.
- George T.
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My husband hurt his thumb and we thought it might be broken. After a trip to the ER and X-Rays we were told it was not broken, but we needed to see a specialist incase there was ligament damage. We made an appointment with Dr
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. Neither of us had seen him before. He fit us in right away. He took additional x-rays and performed a very thorough exam on my husband hand. He was given a hand brace and was told he was pretty sure it was just sprained, but to wear the brace and come back in three weeks. I already had an appointment for my feet with another physician in 3 weeks, and they were able to fit him in on the same day and close to my appointment time. This saved us an additional trip into the city. I cannot say enough good things about this practice and would and have recommended them to others.
- Paricia T.
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I highly recommend him, he's an excellent doctor and he does his service with expertise. He spends time with you, listens, explains and answers all your queries. I feel comfortable with him and he treats me with special care.
- Joseph O.
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I am currently seeing Dr. Hoenicke for Rotator Cuff surgery that was performed April 11, 2012 He is one of the few surgeons that would attempt it, since all indications were for shoulder replacement. I had a massive rotator tear with weak surrounding tissue from previous surgeries, a bicep that was ripped, detached and missing,
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in need of repair, etc. In short - it was a mess and was, and is, VERY fragile after surgery. Dr Hoenicke
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developed a very careful and constructed plan, that includes not only office visits, but being very conservative with physical therapy, movement etc.
I first saw Dr. Hoenicke on March 12, 2012. At that time, it was a close call as to whether I required a shoulder replacement. Dr. Hoenicke and I went over all the options and conservatively decided to try another repair. Part of those options included waiting uintil an infection cleared up in my amputated finger digit as well as the fact that I was facing spinal and knee procedures. I would need good shoulders top support myself in wlakers and crutches. What could have been a quick procedure turned into a lengthy one b ut it wqs suceesfuly done. Only a surgeon of Dr. Hoenicke's skill and experience could have accomplished this.
He is OUTSTANDING at considering all aspects of your health and tailoring to your needs. I am an orthopedic wreck. I was a
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Aviator. I was shot down in the Vietnam War 3 times and experienced 4 other ejections, all from carrier jet aircraft. As a result just general wear and tear; I am in need of back surgery schedule in
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, 2012 and knee replacement scheduled in September 2012.
Dr. Hoenicke is at
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Hospital at La
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; a teaching hospital, and he is world known and is considered one of the top orthopedic surgeons in the world. He is board certified. He is also the head team physician for the Padre's and has won many awards etc. He is extraordinary skillful and is up on all the latest technology in the area of orthopedic surgery. He has a very nice manner and he is very cautious and he doesn't operate until every other option is exhausted. . He has a tremendous sense of humor that puts you at ease.
He takes the time to explain in detail what has happened to your body, what he is going to do to fix it, how it is progressing after surgery and what to do top carefully rehab it.
I am a Medicare and TRICARE for Life patient.
My name is
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and I am doing this on my wife
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' account. I can be contacted there and would gladly answer any questions
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I was suggested to the
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by a friend who had shoulder surgery. I made my appointment and they weren't able to get me in for 2 weeks. When I finally got to my appointment, I waited in the waiting room for TWO HOURS. I was supposed to be at work but sat there waiting. Not once did the receptionist let me know at what point in time I would be seen. When I finally got in, my visit was about 30 seconds long where the doctor refused to give me a cortizone shot and told me to continue physical therapy.I checked that I would go there again only because it is the only real option for an orthopedist in my area.
- Carla A.

All Shoulder Surgeons in Des Moines, IA

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Buck, Dr. Peter

1215 Duff Ave
Ames

Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons

6001 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Des Moines Orthopedic Surgeons

1301 Pennsylvania Ave
Des Moines

Galles, Dr. Kyle S.

411 Laurel St
Des Moines

Iowa Ortho

450 Laurel St
Des Moines

Iowa Orthopedic Center

450 Laurel St
Des Moines

Meditours

1055 Gibson Rd

Schulte, Dr. Kary R

6001 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

Urgent Injury Clinic at DMOS

6001 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines

Wonell, David

450 Laurel St
Des Moines

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