Shoulder & Elbow Center


An ORA Elbow & Shoulder Doctor Provides
Specialized Orthopedic Care in the Quad Cities

A board-certified elbow and shoulder doctor at ORA provides comprehensive treatment for patients suffering shoulder and elbow pain or injury in the Quad Cities and surrounding communities. As the largest provider of orthopedic care in the Bettendorf, IA, Moline, IL, and Davenport, IA, area, our Shoulder and Elbow Center of Excellence is home to a team of experienced and compassionate doctors, nurses and physical therapists who practice the latest advances in musculoskeletal treatment.

Whether it is reaching for the highest shelf or playing your best on the tennis court, ball diamond or golf course, your shoulder and elbow are versatile joints that play an important role in a variety of daily movements at home, work or play. You can feel confident in your decision to choose an ORA Orthopedics elbow and shoulder doctor. We provide individualized care for a full spectrum of elbow and shoulder conditions, including rotator cuff injuries, shoulder impingements, throwing injuries, biceps tendon ruptures, golfer’s elbow, fractures and dislocations, frozen shoulder, and ligament injuries.

At ORA Orthopedics in the Quad City area, we take a conservative approach that focuses on non-surgical treatment options and therapies, when possible. Your elbow and shoulder doctor will perform a thorough evaluation and suggest treatment options based on your diagnosis, lifestyle and health care preferences. In the event that surgery is necessary, rest assured that your elbow and shoulder doctor will employ the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to minimize incision lengths, improve your recovery and provide the best outcome possible. We encourage that you ask questions about the care options we recommend because we believe partnering with you is key to the best treatment plan that gets you back to everyday life.

Contact ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities area today to schedule an appointment with an experienced elbow and shoulder doctor.

Success Stories

Moline Powerlifter & MHS Coach at Full Strength after Multiple Surgeries
For Moline High School teacher and assistant wrestling coach, Bill Carlough, his own goals go well beyond the academic calendar and extend to his powerlifting career at the world level.

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Don Wood

Shoulder Surgery means Bells Ring Again for QC Man
For more than three decades, Don Wood, 58, East Moline, has practiced the art of playing his beloved handbells in churches and concerts throughout the Quad City area.

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Mike Owens

Retired Moline Athlete, Coach Promotes Lifelong Fitness
78-year-old keeps fit by playing golf at Oakwood Country Club. His motto? "Use it or lose it!"

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Olivia Schmidt & Jordan DeNeve

Fixing the Unfixable: Bettendorf Crossfitter Strong after Shoulder, Biceps Surgery
Expert emergency surgery saved Olivia Schmidt's shoulder following injuries that looked like "a bomb had gone off in it."

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How a West High School Softball Superstar got Back on the Field
Baseball and softball are in full swing right now, with kids filling the diamonds all over the Quad Cities. It’s great fun, for sure! But it carries some risk, especially when the kids over train and end up injured and on the bench.

Read Lexy's Success Story

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Retiree Gets “Back To Work” After Total Shoulder Replacement
“I’m a hands-on kind of guy,” declares 60 year-old Daniel Allison, Eldridge, IA, who vowed that excruciating shoulder pain would not rule his life or keep him from fixing things, renovating houses, or working with his hands in general.

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He’s Got Game: LeClaire Man Back in Action after Rotator Cuff Surgery
Bowling has been a part of Dennis Whitlock’s life for more than 40 years and an injured shoulder was not going to keep him out of the league. “I’ve bowled since I was about 17,” says Dennis, now 57. “I’m not going to stop now.”

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