Meet our Shoulder Team

Mark D. Aierstok, M.D.

Mark D. Aierstok, M.D.

ORTHOPEDIC KNEE & SHOULDER SURGEON / SPORTS MEDICINE

William W. Colman, M.D.

William W. Colman, M.D.

ORTHOPEDIC KNEE & SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGEON / SPORTS MEDICINE

Lawrence Kusior, M.D.

Lawrence Kusior, M.D.

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON / SPORTS MEDICINE

Stephen G. Maurer, M.D.

Stephen G. Maurer, M.D.

ORTHOPEDIC SHOULDER SURGEON / SPORTS MEDICINE

John McLaughlin, M.D.

John McLaughlin, M.D.

HIP, KNEE & SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGEON / SPORTS MEDICINE

Kenneth K. Rauschenbach, D.O.

Kenneth K. Rauschenbach, D.O.

KNEE, HIP & SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGEON / SPORTS MEDICINE / GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS / TRAUMA

Michael Schweppe, M.D.

Michael Schweppe, M.D.

ORTHOPEDIC KNEE & SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGEON / SPORTS MEDICINE

Andrew Stewart, M.D.

Andrew Stewart, M.D.

SPORTS MEDICINE / SHOULDER & KNEE SURGERY

Karl Ziermann, DO

Karl Ziermann, DO

SPORTS MEDICINE / CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST / OSTEOPOROSIS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Richard Dentico, M.D.

Richard Dentico, M.D.

PAIN MANAGEMENT / REGENERATIVE MEDICINE / HAIR RESTORATION

Vishal P. Rekhala, D.O.

Vishal P. Rekhala, D.O.

SPECIALIZING IN PAIN MANAGEMENT / VEIN DISEASE / REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

William Barrick, M.D.

William Barrick, M.D.

ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGEON / TRAUMA / GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

Michael Rutter, MD

Michael Rutter, MD

TRAUMA AND ARTHROPLASTY SURGERY

SHOULDER

SHOULDER

As the most movable joint in the body, the shoulder can be subject to any number of injuries or issues. These can include shoulder dislocation or separation, rotator cuff tears, arthritis or bursitis. Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County's team of physicians brings advanced training in diagnosing and treating these conditions.

Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County's staff has far-reaching expertise in treating everything from soreness caused by sports activities to the chronic pain of rotator cuff injury or shoulder arthritis. Utilizing a team approach with our pain management, physical therapy and diagnostic staff, our specialty-trained physicians can quickly diagnose the cause of a patient's pain and establish a course of treatment that meets their individual needs and goals.

Should conservative treatment options fail, our fellowship-trained surgeons have extensive experience in shoulder replacement (arthroplasty) surgery. Like better known hip or knee replacement surgery, shoulder replacement is a viable option for many patients suffering from severe arthritis or other degenerative conditions.

Warning Signs of a Shoulder Injury

If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder, ask yourself these questions: 

  1. Is your shoulder stiff?
  2. Can you rotate your arm in all the normal positions?
  3. Does it feel like your shoulder could pop out or slide out of the socket?
  4. Do you lack the strength in your shoulder to carry out your daily activities?

If you answered "yes" to any one of these questions, you should consult with one of our providers for help in determining the severity of the problem.

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