11 doctors weighed in:

Does any kind of doctor know everything about shoulder injuries?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Orthopedic doctor

will know the most about shoulder injuries.
Some orthopods specialize in shoulder injuries

In brief: Orthopedic doctor

will know the most about shoulder injuries.
Some orthopods specialize in shoulder injuries
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. David Bailie
Shoulder specialist - devotes greater than 75% of practice to shoulder
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No.

You should see a fellowship trained orthopedic shoulder surgeon, who is most likely to know everything about shoulder injuries.

In brief: No.

You should see a fellowship trained orthopedic shoulder surgeon, who is most likely to know everything about shoulder injuries.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Orthopedic Surgeons

Orthopedic surgeons are trained in examining and treating problems of bones and joints.
The shoulder is one of them. There are shoulder and elbow surgeons, sports surgeons, and upper extremity surgeons who sub specialize in shoulder problems.

In brief: Orthopedic Surgeons

Orthopedic surgeons are trained in examining and treating problems of bones and joints.
The shoulder is one of them. There are shoulder and elbow surgeons, sports surgeons, and upper extremity surgeons who sub specialize in shoulder problems.
Dr. Daniel Mass
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Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Most primary care physicians probably have some knowledge of shoulder injuries, but if you are looking for someone with specialized training you should see a physiatrist, orthopedist or sports medicine specialist.

In brief: Depends

Most primary care physicians probably have some knowledge of shoulder injuries, but if you are looking for someone with specialized training you should see a physiatrist, orthopedist or sports medicine specialist.
Dr. Rohit Keswani
Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Shoulder

Also primary care physicians with additional training in sports medicine and also physical medicine physicians (physiatrists).

In brief: Shoulder

Also primary care physicians with additional training in sports medicine and also physical medicine physicians (physiatrists).
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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