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  • Non-surgical options

    Resurgens physicians will work with each patient to determine the best treatment options to help you reach your goals.

  • Surgical solutions

    When surgical treatment is indicated, our surgeons are trained to perform the latest shoulder surgery techniques.

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  • Dedicated Shoulder Therapy

    Our shoulder therapists have advanced training and expertise in rehabilitation and work closely with our shoulder physicians to ensure that each patient is returned to the highest level of function and pain relief possible.

  • Conditions

    Shoulder health can have patients wondering what's next. Our physicians answer your most pressing questions so you know what to expect during a visit and throughout your recovery.

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Anatomy of the Shoulder 

The shoulder is a complex structure made of three separate joints. They work together to give the shoulder a tremendous range of motion, but these joints are also susceptible to overuse injuries. Let's take a closer look at the main parts of the shoulder's anatomy.

What Causes Shoulder Pain

Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such as gardening, hanging pictures and house cleaning. To learn more about specific shoulder issues, check out our in-depth breakdown of shoulder injuries and conditions.


Learn About Your Shoulder

Using our Patient Education Center

We want you to have all the knowledge you need to make the best decision about your health. Explore our extensive video library to learn about common injuries, conditions, treatments and surgeries in more detail.

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Success Stories

  • Jerry Lambert

    "Every time I would see Dr. Fogle he would be so upbeat and encouraging, always focusing on my progress."

    Local Triathlete Returns to Resurgens After Devastating Bike Accident, Makes Full Recovery

    Jerry Lambert, 57, of Dunwoody, Georgia, is a regular competitor in triathlons across the southeast.  Not much holds him back from his active lifestyle, thanks to the care of Resurgens’ physicians and overseeing injuries over the years.  Even after recovering from a broken clavicle, Lambert resumed competing in triathlons just months after surgery.  During a morning bike ride in the spring of 2014, on a trail near Amelia Island, Florida, Lambert was in a serious biking accident involving a collision with another biker on the trail.  After x-rays taken at the local hospital revealed a severe fracture of his clavicle, doctors urged Lambert to see a specialist... Continue Reading

  • Kurt Morris

    “The outcome of the surgery has far exceeded even my wildest expectations”

    Resurgens Orthopaedics Patient Returns to Active Lifestyle After 10 Years of Suffering

    After intensifying shoulder pain made daily activities like adjusting the rearview mirror in his car an excruciating task, Atlanta resident Kurt Morris doubted that he could return to the very active lifestyle he once enjoyed as a lifelong sports and exercise enthusiast. Since undergoing a successful humeral head resurfacing surgery performed by Resurgens Orthopaedics surgeon Dr. Evander Fogle, Morris is back in action, defying even his own expectations.  Morris’ passion for healthy and active living was evident from an early age.  He maintained a regular schedule of workouts and recreational sports activities as he started a family and began a career in the banking... Continue Reading

  • James “Jimbo” Boyd

    “I’m truly held together thanks to Dr. Khan and Arthrex”

    Johns Creek Wheelchair Athlete Praises Dr. Sami Khan for Innovative, Exceptional Treatment

    James “Jimbo” Boyd, 55, of Johns Creek, has participated in 109 full marathons and countless 10-kilometer races, but he isn’t your average road race enthusiast. Since the age of 15, he has been a C5 quadriplegic — paralyzed from the C5 spine vertebra down. Although mobility differs from case to case, the average C5 quadriplegic has very limited use of their arms, which makes Boyd’s athletic track record truly exceptional.  Boyd said finding an athletic outlet after his accident was a natural progression for him. “I was an extremely active kid,” says Boyd. “So it didn’t take long for me to make my way into wheelchair... Continue Reading

  • Bobby Green

    Dr. Fogle’s communication skills and attention to detail were exemplary.

    Cyclist Bobby Green "back to doing everything" he hoped to do after multiple surgeries

    Bobby Green may have preferred a visit from Santa this past Christmas instead of a visit to the ER, but he did get a great gift nonetheless — a surgically repaired clavicle from Resurgens Orthopaedics surgeon Dr. Evander Fogle and a return to his bike.  After recovering from a broken elbow sustained in November 2012, Green, an avid road cyclist, was itching to get back on his bike and get out on the Silver Comet Trail. Mission accomplished, and then mission derailed. On his first day back in the saddle, he had a major accident and broke his clavicle. It was the Saturday before Christmas, and the Resurgens offices were closed, but they were able to get an... Continue Reading

  • Lisa Maggart

    “Thanks to Dr. Fogle and the physical therapists at Resurgens, I have full use of my arm, no pain, and an active...

    Physical Therapy Allowed Resurgens Orthopaedics Patient To Postpone and Perhaps Avoid Rotator Cuff Surgery

    Lisa Maggart Wins Third Place in ‘What Does Resurgenize Mean to You' Contest Lisa Maggart of Norcross had just started a new job when she woke up one morning unable to lift her right arm more than three inches from her side. In excruciating pain, she went to an orthopaedist who recommended surgery immediately.  Knowing that recovery time after rotator cuff surgery would cause her to lose her job, she sought a second opinion from Dr. Evander Fogle at Resurgens Orthopaedics.  Maggart submitted her story to Resurgens' recent “What Does Resurgenize Mean To You” contest and was recognized as a winner by Scott Slade on Atlanta's... Continue Reading

  • Larry Castillo

    Castillo became a patient of Resurgens Orthopaedics after he moved to Atlanta in 1984.

    Resurgens Orthopaedics Patient Continues Competitive Canoeing After Multiple Surgeries

    Larry Castillo Credits 16 Orthopaedic Surgeries With Allowing Him To Continue to Win Canoe Races At the age of 66, competitive canoe racer Laurens (Larry) Castillo counts a total of 16 surgeries since he started white water canoeing more than two decades ago. First his knees, then his shoulders, and finally his back required orthopaedic surgery. This fall, a year after hip replacement at Resurgens Orthopaedics, the Kennesaw resident won first place in the 29-mile Suwannee River canoe race in Florida and fourth place in the amateur class in the highly competitive 90-mile Adirondack Classic in New York State. In both races, he competed with men of all ages. Without the surgeries,... Continue Reading

  • Robert Dawson

    "They've got great people at Resurgens, from the doctors to the P.A.s to the nurses."

    Resurgens Orthopaedics Patient Is 'Bionic Man' Following Four Successful Surgeries

    Canton's Robert Dawson Praises Resurgens Doctors For 'The Best Care I Could Ever Have Expected' Calling himself a "bionic man," Bob Dawson says he needs physician-issued cards to allow him and his metal knees through airport security checks. But the range of motion in his shoulder is much better than he ever expected, and all his joint replacements are working well. Mr. Dawson, 70, can't say enough good things about the doctors at Resurgens, who have performed four surgeries on him over the past several years. First it was spine surgery in the mid-1990s, then his left knee replacement in 2006, followed by his right knee replacement in 2008. Then,... Continue Reading

  • Adriana

    After 6 months of pain and trying different treatments with no improvement she returned to Dr. Fogle who recommended...

    Dry Needling Returns Athlete to Competition

    ­­Adriana is one of our most active patients; at age 64 she loves open-water long-distance swimming, competing in global triathlons, and teaching Pilates and water-aerobics in Metro-Atlanta. While competing in the 2013 World Triathlon Championships in London Adriana crashed while cycling and broke her collarbone.  Upon her return to the States, she saw Dr. Fogle who helped her get back to competing without surgery. In July of 2016 her shoulder developed shoulder impingement syndrome, a very painful condition caused by inflammation from repetitive shoulder activities . The pain was so severe she couldn’t lift her arm for everyday tasks, let alone swim, train, or... Continue Reading