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Specialized Shoulder Care
To Move You Forward

At Crescent City Orthopedics, our doctors are Louisiana natives who are passionate about helping each of their patients. We know that shoulder injuries can make everyday tasks like lifting or holding things difficult or impossible, which is why we proudly offer the latest treatments and personalized care plans for your shoulder injuries and conditions so you can move past your pain and get back to the life you love.

We take pride in the expertise our board-certified orthopedic surgeons provide for our patients at Crescent City Orthopedics. As dedicated, compassionate experts committed to providing you with specialized shoulder care, our orthopedic shoulder surgeons, Dr. William Junius, Dr. Scott Buhler, and Dr. John Cazale, are skilled experts in their field with decades of combined experience and training. Together, they make up a team committed to your recovery by offering the latest in orthopedic technology and procedures for all your needs.

Shoulder Specialists in the Greater New Orleans Area

Committed to serving Metairie and the surrounding areas, our doctors work with you to deliver the high-level, specialized care you deserve. With their extensive training and years of experience, our shoulder doctors are experts in the treatment of various shoulder injuries and conditions, including dislocation and rotator cuff injuries.

Nonsurgical treatment options will be recommended first when developing an individualized treatment plan. These methods may include receiving physical therapy, wearing a brace, or taking over-the-counter medication. These nonsurgical approaches can reduce or even eliminate shoulder pain.

If nonoperative care is ineffective or becomes less effective over time, our shoulder surgeons will discuss surgical options with you to help you determine which surgery is right for you. Our surgeons have the expertise and exceptional skills needed to perform the required surgery as well as access to the latest surgical equipment, which helps ensure the best outcome possible.

Our surgeons are prepared to educate you and answer any questions you may have regarding your recommended surgical options.

  • Common Conditions

    With years of experience and orthopedic training, our shoulder doctors assess, diagnose, and treat shoulder injuries as well as other conditions that can develop in the shoulder, such as dislocation and bursitis.



  • Swelling around the joint
  • Pain and tenderness when pressing on the affected area
  • Limited range of motion in the joint


  • Repetitive pressure or friction on the joint, such as leaning on hard surfaces, playing contact sports, and repetitive tasks
  • Direct trauma or impact to the joint, such as a fall or blow
  • Infection or inflammation of the bursa sac that cushions the joint



  • Severe pain in the affected joint
  • Visible deformity or dislocation of the joint
  • Inability to move the affected arm


  • Direct trauma or impact to the joint, such as a fall or collision
  • Sports injuries or accidents, especially in contact sports or high-risk activities
  • Chronic instability or hypermobility of the joint due to anatomical factors or an injury



  • Pain and stiffness in the joint, especially after periods of inactivity or overuse
  • Swelling and tenderness around the joint
  • A crunching or grinding sensation when moving the joint or bearing weight


  • Age-related wear and tear on the joint cartilage
  • Repetitive stress on the joint from sports or activities that require kneeling or squatting for long periods
  • Any activity or weight that puts extra strain on the joint long-term

Rotator Cuff Tear


  • Pain in the shoulder that increases when moving or lifting overhead
  • Weakness in the affected arm
  • Limited range of motion
  • Clicking or popping sounds from your shoulder


  • Overuse or repetitive overhead motions
  • Weakened tendons due to aging or smoking
  • Sudden injury or trauma from a fall or car accident

Shoulder Instability


  • Pain in the shoulder joint
  • A feeling of the shoulder slipping out of place
  • Looseness in the shoulder
  • Numbness or tingling in the arm or hand


  • Repetitive overhead motions, such as throwing or painting a ceiling
  • Acute trauma or strain, such as a fall or sudden blow to the shoulder
  • Genetic conditions that cause loose ligaments in the shoulders
  • Prior injury or weakened muscles surrounding the joint
  • Wear and tear over time with aging

Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) Tear


  • Pain in the shoulder joint, especially when throwing or lifting overhead
  • Clicking or popping sounds in the shoulder
  • Weakness or instability
  • Limited range of motion
  • Numbness in the shoulder or arm


  • Overuse or repetitive overhead motions, such as throwing
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Traumatic injury caused by a fall, blow to the shoulder, or sudden jerking motion
  • Weakened labrum due to aging or a prior shoulder injury

Treatment Options

  • Arthroscopic Repair
  • Bracing/Splinting

Our experts offer a wide array of traditional treatment methods as well as state-of-the-art surgeries, including arthroscopic repair.

  • Arthroscopic Repair

    Using an arthroscope, or small surgical camera, the surgeon repairs damaged tissue or removes loose fragments in the joint. This allows for better movement and reduced pain. Arthroscopic repair is a minimally invasive surgical technique, meaning it allows for smaller incisions and less tissue damage compared to traditional open surgery.


    • Improved joint function and range of motion
    • Reduced pain and swelling in the affected joint
    • Faster recovery time and shorter hospital stay compared to open surgery
  • Bracing/Splinting

    Bracing and splinting involve using a support or device to protect and stabilize the affected area, often reducing pain and improving function. It can be used as a primary treatment for some conditions, such as ankle sprains. Bracing and splinting may involve custom-made devices or off-the-shelf products, depending on the specific needs of the patient and the type of injury or condition being treated.


    • Provides support and stability to the affected area, limiting the risk of further injury or aggravation while reducing pain and stiffness
    • Can be used in conjunction with other treatments to improve outcomes
    • May help to prevent or delay the need for surgery in some cases

Our Shoulder Doctors

R. William Junius, III, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist

Scott A. Buhler, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist

Specialized Shoulder Care When You Need It

Our doctors at Crescent City Orthopedics know that injuries can happen when least expected. We are proud to offer same-day appointments at our Metairie location for all your urgent bone, joint, and muscle needs. When you choose Crescent City Orthopedics, you choose our highly skilled experts who prioritize patient-focused care.

If you are suffering from shoulder pain that is keeping you from the life you love, please call (504) 309-6500 or request an appointment online to get the care you need in Metairie or Chalmette.