Shoulder injuries and shoulder pain are extremely common in today’s active population. In the majority of cases, injuries are minor and can be successfully treated with a course of rest, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy. However, in some patients, the underlying cause of pain may be more serious. Regardless of age or activity level, persistent shoulder pain that adversely affects an individual’s quality of life should be evaluated.
Dr. Ryan Dopirak is a fellowship-trained specialist in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder. He has been selected by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and San Diego Shoulder Institute to serve as an instructor at numerous national shoulder conferences. Additionally, he has published several articles on arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder and other joints. He provides comprehensive care for patients with shoulder disorders, ranging from nonoperative care to the most advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques available anywhere else in the country.
Prior to a consultation, new patients will be asked to complete forms, which include medical history as well as demographic and insurance information. This information, along with any current diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI), will be utilized to help in your diagnosis and treatment plan.