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At The Shoulder Center, we are committed to providing patients with innovative approaches to any type of shoulder problem or pain.  Dr. Krishnan and Dr. Flanagin have a special interest in minimizing the impact of shoulder surgery on their patients and their lives.  Their surgical techniques are often minimally invasive and tailored to each patient individually.  Dr. Krishnan and Dr. Flanagin are committed to decreasing the pain and functional limitations that have been historically associated with shoulder surgery and are dedicated to engaging a wide spectrum of specialists in this unique approach.

Dr. Sumant “Butch” Krishnan is an internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopy, reconstructive, and replacement surgery of the shoulder. He has published scientific papers, technique articles, book chapters, award-winning surgical technique videos, and has lectured and operated worldwide on shoulder problems ranging from total shoulder replacement and shoulder fracture management to rotator cuff repair and shoulder instability.

Dr. Brody Flanagin is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of all disorders of the shoulder. He is committed to advancing the field of shoulder surgery and helps educate national and international surgeons through the Baylor Shoulder Fellowship. Dr. Flanagin is the author of several peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and has presented at national meetings.

What is The Shoulder?

The shoulder is made up of several layers, including the following:

  • Bones - The collarbone (clavicle), shoulder blade (scapula), and upper arm bones (humerus).
  • Joints - Facilitate movement.
  • Ligaments - A white, shiny, flexible band of fibrous tissue that binds joints together.
  • Tendons - Tough cords of tissue that connects muscles to bones.
  • Bursa - A closed space between two moving surfaces.
  • Acromion - The roof (highest point) of the shoulder.
  • Humeral Head - The shoulder "ball" that is on top of the humerus.
  • Glenoid - The shoulder "socket" that articulates with the "ball."
  • Rotator Cuff - A group of four muscles that sit on top of the "ball" and hold the humeral head in place.
  • Biceps Tendon - The "long" head of the biceps muscle runs between the rotator cuff muscles and attaches to the top of the glenoid socket through the labrum.
  • Labrum - A "rim" of specialized soft tissue that surrounds the glenoid "socket" and deepens it.
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