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Expert Shoulder Repair at
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

When there is a tear in the superior labrum of the shoulder, our orthopaedic doctors typically start with a conservative approach to see if you can return to full function without surgery. In those cases where you need surgery, our surgeons work together with you to do it as minimally invasive as possible. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery and a change to the procedure, in which the biceps tendon is removed from the superior labrum, allow your shoulder to heal without a competing force. This results in a reduction in recovery time and an opportunity for your shoulder to return to full function sooner.

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We specialize in elbow and shoulder repair. What we offer:

  • Advanced fellowship-trained surgeons
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Computer-assisted techniques
  • Modern pain management protocols
  • Dedicated anesthesia teams
  • Specialized physical therapy
  • Tailored treatment plans

Call 312.695.6800 to schedule an appointment with a shoulder specialist.


Patient Story

Megan Miller, a collegiate goaltender, came to Northwestern Memorial Hospital after her second torn shoulder. Our expert shoulder surgeons performed a minimally invasive superior labrum and posterior (SLAP) tear repair to reduce Megan’s rehab. In less than four months, she was back on the ice preparing for another season in goal.

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Shoulder/Elbow Program

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report. 

USNWR Best Hospitals - Orthopedics, 2023-24

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Minimally Invasive Shoulder Repair at the No. 1 Hospital in Illinois

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, we specialize in shoulder pain and repair. Our joint replacement program is nationally recognized for quality, and our physicians perform over 7,000 Orthopaedic surgeries per year. Because we have a lot of practice, we are very good at what we do. In fact, our physicians are trusted to care for Chicago’s top sports teams and athletes. 

Why Choose Us

The Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the nation’s premier destinations for shoulder, hip and knee repair services because it houses all your orthopaedic-related care under one roof. This collaborative environment helps ensure more accurate diagnoses, better patient outcomes and a streamlined care experience that is more convenient for you. What makes us unique:

  • No. 1 hospital in IL
  • No. 15 orthopaedic surgery program nationally
  • Our physicians care for Chicago’s top sports teams and athletes
  • Our joint replacement program is nationally recognized for quality