The Charlotte Shoulder Institute offers complete care of shoulder problems affecting people from Charlotte and beyond.  Work related trauma, recreational and professional athletic injuries, as well as painful degenerative shoulder problems that inevitably come with age fall within the broad spectrum of disorders that our physicians treat.
    The board certified orthopedic surgeons of the Charlotte Shoulder Institute and Novant Health Perry & Cook Orthopedic and Sports Medicine are based out of Charlotte Orthopaedic Hospital in Charlotte, NC and Matthews, NC. This facility is nationally recognized and is one of the few facilities in the world focused specifically on orthopaedic injuries.
    We offer particular expertise in minimally invasive surgery, arthroscopy, instability management, rotator cuff repair, fracture care, arthritis and joint replacement, and complex shoulder issues related to failed prior procedures.
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    James R. Romanowski, M.D. serves as director of the Charlotte Shoulder Institute and has trained with many of the world’s leading shoulder surgeons.  He has taught at Harvard Medical School and given presentations around the world. With an extensive sports medicine background, he has served as an assistant team physician for NFL, NBA, and NHL franchises. He is currently the head orthopedist for the Charlotte Independence professional soccer team. As one of the few surgeons in the United States to have fellowship training in both Shoulder/Elbow Surgery and Complex knee reconstruction, he offers expertise for both adolescents and adults with upper and lower extremity conditions. More recently, he was awarded a 2017 "TOP DOC" designation by Charlotte Magazine for the fourth year in a row, and also received similar honors in two categories in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
    The physicians of the Charlotte Shoulder Institute are authors in the leading orthopedic journals as well as in textbooks published in several languages.  Evidence based medicine remains a critical component in the treatment of our patients.
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2826 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 358-0308

Charlotte Shoulder Institute
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