Upper Extremity

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Superb Upper Extremity Care

The mobility of the shoulder and elbow makes them prone to injury. The shoulder and elbow joints are used in pushing, pulling, reaching and swinging our arms. Even simple tasks like getting dressed in the morning involve the use of the shoulder and elbow.

Because of their frequent use and complexity, problems with the shoulder and elbow can occur over time or due to a sudden injury. Fortunately, our orthopaedic surgeons can provide relief from the symptoms caused by such injuries.

We treat many conditions of the shoulder and elbow including:


  • Shoulder reconstruction
  • Sports injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears and arthropathy
  • Osteoarthritis of the shoulder
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of the shoulder
  • Acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint injuries
  • Proximal humeral fractures
  • Unstable shoulders
  • Elbow


  • Elbow fractures, dislocations, and recurrent instability
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Sports injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of the elbow
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of the elbow
  • Stiff elbow
  • Radial head fractures
  • Biceps/triceps ruptures
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)

When these vulnerable joints are injured, our lifestyle suffers. From the repair of rotator cuff injuries, to total shoulder replacement surgery, to elbow reconstruction, the Ozark upper extremity specialists offer thorough knowledge and experience to restore your shoulder and elbow function. Schedule an appointment today.

Dr. Benafield - Ozark Orthopaedics - Arkansas

R. Bryan Benafield, Jr., MD

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Dr. MacLeod - Ozark Orthopaedics - Arkansas

Robert A. Macleod, MD

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Dr. Heinzelmann - Ozark Orthopaedics - Arkansas

Andrew D. Heinzelmann, MD

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Dr. Henley - Ozark Orthopaedics - Arkansas

C. Noel Henley, MD

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Dr. Johnson - Ozark Orthopaedics - Arkansas

Jeff W. Johnson, MD

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