Shoulder Care

The shoulder specialists at Gunderson Orthopedics in Oklahoma City are fellowship-trained and specialize in diagnosing conditions affecting the shoulder joint. Whatever your unique injury or situation, we’ll identify the underlying cause and create a customized treatment plan to get you moving again.


The shoulder is a complex and versatile joint. It is made up of three bones: your upper arm bone (humerus), your shoulder blade (scapula), and your collarbone (clavicle). The shoulder joint can move in several directions, allowing us to push, pull, lift, throw and more.

The joint is formed by the humerus (upper arm bone) articulating (moving against) the scapula (shoulder blade). To reduce friction in the shoulder joint, several synovial bursae are present. A bursa is a synovial fluid filled sac, which acts as a cushion between tendons and other joint structures.This ball and socket allow the shoulder joint to be the most mobile joint in the human body. 

As such a mobile joint, proper function of the shoulder is essential for almost all daily activities. Most shoulder problems fall into four categories: inflammation, instability, arthritis, and fractures.

Shoulder Conditions We Treat

  • Arthritis
  • AC Joint Seperation
  • Broken Collarbone/Clavicle Fracture
  • Bursitis
  • Impingement
  • Instability
  • Labral Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tendonitis

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Advanced Treatments for the Shoulder

The ultimate goal of our team is to help you return to everyday activities without pain or limited mobility.

Our shoulder specialists treat each case individually and comprehensively, and will exhaust all holistic and minimally invasive options before recommending surgery. If your current treatment plan isn’t helping you and your symptoms just won’t go away, shoulder surgery or a total shoulder replacement might be necessary to help your range of motion back.

As one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in Oklahoma, Dr. Gunderson uses proven and advanced procedures and techniques to solve even the most complex shoulder conditions. These include:

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical Therapy
  • Heating and Cooling Treatments
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Surgical Treatments:

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Fracture Repair
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
Orthopedic Treatment Shoulder Care in Oklahoma | Gunderson Orthopedic
Orthopedic Treatment Shoulder Care in Oklahoma City | Gunderson Orthopedic
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Dr. Robert Gunderson, D.O

Dr. Robert Gunderson

One of just six trauma orthopedic surgeons in Oklahoma, Robert Gunderson, D.O., is highly skilled in the treatment of orthopedic injuries, as well as comprehensive and restorative orthopedic care.

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