Category Archives : Blog

Another Plus Side to International Training

More so than learning techniques from the best surgeons in the worldthat are seen as challenging or nearly impossible for average American shoulder surgeons, one of the greatest parts of my adventure in training that I will never take for granted are the international connections I was able to make with the next crop of […]


What is Arthroscopy? Arthroscopy is a type of a surgical procedure where a small camera, the size of a pencil, is placed into a joint.  The camera relays the image to a monitor allowing the surgeon to see in greater detail than any study possible the anatomy within the joint.  This allows the surgeon to […]

Frozen Shoulder: Genetics

So any patient that has seen me has gotten my standard frozen shoulder talk: there is a capsular ballon between your muscles and your bones that supports the ball and socket type joint.  In frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis

ESPN’s Sports Injury Update

I was invited by IRG Physical Therapy to their ESPN Sports Injury Update to discuss various shoulder sports medicine injuries commonly encountered at KOMO ESPN.  I had time to do a few updates on impingement syndrome of the shoulder, distal biceps injuries (biceps ruptures), as well as biceps tendonitis around the shoulder.  It is always […]

Rotator Cuff Tear Research

Rotator Cuff Tear Research JBJS – the top journal for Orthopaedic Surgeons – publishes a great blog, Orthobuzz, and it looks at a compendium of research; it recently put together a great snipped on active research on patients that have a rotator cuff tear.  It pulls together useful snippets for surgeons to be able to […]

New Seattle Home – Ballard

Dr. Schwartz, shoulder and elbow surgeon, will be moving to a new Seattle location!  The Sports Medicine Clinic has moved to a new office in Ballard right across from Trader Joe’s.  With the wonderful support of Northwest Hospital and UW Medicine, a beautiful new office is now open for business.  If you find yourself in […]

Dislocation after Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

This is a study I performed looking for risk factors of dislocation after reverse shoulder arthroplasty, and treatment options.  Closed treatment (non-surgical) treatment was effective, which is slightly against a lot of opinions out there that believe these must be addressed surgically.  While a subset population in our study group ultimately required surgery for this […]