Upper Extremity

Upper Extremity

Shoulder

We utilize our shoulders for both mobility and stability, including lifting, pushing, and pulling.

The shoulder is a common source of aches and pains, often the result of repetitive motion used in sports, at work, or during other activities.

The upper extremity specialists at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute are skilled in caring for shoulder injuries and conditions ranging from tendonitis, arthritis, and bursitis to fractures, rotator cuff injuries, and instabilities. Non-operative treatments are always the first choice of our specialists but if those fail, they are trained in the most advanced surgical procedures.

Shoulder Conditions

Common conditions associated with the shoulder include:

  • Arthritis
  • Acute Shoulder Instability
  • Chronic Shoulder Instability
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear)
  • Shoulder Trauma (Fractures and Dislocations)
  • SLAP Tears

Surgical Treatment

Surgical treatment options for the shoulder include:

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

Elbow

Elbow injuries come in many forms and can adversely affect people of all ages and lifestyles. Common elbow problems include overuse injuries like tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and tendonitis.

Elbow Conditions

Common conditions associated with the elbow include:

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Biceps Tendon Tears
  • Elbow Fractures
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Recurrent and Chronic Elbow Instability

Surgical Treatment

Surgical treatment options for the elbow include:

  • Cubital  Tunnel Release
  • Arthroscopy of the Elbow

If you have a shoulder or elbow injury that is preventing you from doing what you love, Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute’s upper extremity specialists have the expertise to get you back to maximum function as quickly as possible.

Physicians Specializing in Upper Extremity

Bruce J. Thoma, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with Bruce J. Thoma, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-250-5005.

Bruce J. Thoma, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
LBJI Valparaiso - Cumberland Dr - 2501 Cumberland Dr.
Paul J. Gruszka, M.D.<br />   <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with Paul J. Gruszka, M.D.
   Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-250-5014.

Paul J. Gruszka, M.D.
   Orthopedic Surgeon sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
LBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
LBJI Valparaiso - Cumberland Dr - 2501 Cumberland Dr.
Thomas H. Kay, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with Thomas H. Kay, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-250-5022.

Thomas H. Kay, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
LBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
LBJI Valparaiso Cumberland - 2501 Cumberland Dr.
David J. Musgrave, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with David J. Musgrave, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-250-5007.

David J. Musgrave, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
LBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
Anthony C. Levenda, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with Anthony C. Levenda, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-395-2109.

Anthony C. Levenda, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
LBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
Aaron G. Anderson, M.D.<br />  <em>Hand Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with Aaron G. Anderson, M.D.
  Hand Surgeon, call at 219-921-1306.

Aaron G. Anderson, M.D.
  Hand Surgeon sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
LBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
LBJI Schererville - 833 W. Lincoln Hwy Suite 110
Rebecca B. Anderson, M.D.<br />  <em>Hand Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with Rebecca B. Anderson, M.D.
  Hand Surgeon, call at 219-921-1306.

Rebecca B. Anderson, M.D.
  Hand Surgeon sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI Chesterton - 601 Gateway Blvd.
LBJI Portage - 3691 Willowcreek Rd., Suite 100
Ryan J. Plank, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with Ryan J. Plank, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-250-5017.

Ryan J. Plank, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI Crown Point - 12800 Mississippi Parkway, Suite 201A
LBJI Schererville - 833 W. Lincoln Hwy Suite 110
John A. Guzzo, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with John A. Guzzo, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-250-5009.

John A. Guzzo, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI Crown Point - 12800 Mississippi Parkway, Suite 201A
LBJI Schererville - 833 W. Lincoln Hwy Suite 110
Thomas D. Magill, M.D.<br />  <em>Orthopedic Surgeon</em>

To make an appointment with Thomas D. Magill, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon, call at 219-369-0452.

Thomas D. Magill, M.D.
  Orthopedic Surgeon sees patients at the following locations:

LBJI LaPorte - 600 Legacy Plaza East

Thank you for voting Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute Best of the Region AGAIN!!!

"Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute practices advanced orthopedic health care, tailored to each patient's unique needs. A culture has been fostered amongst our medical staff in which our comprehensive care is centered around the patient. This attitude, combined with our providers' skills has led to many successful outcomes for our patients. It is an honor to have earned the trust of our patients and their families, as resulted in being voted #1 as Best of the Region."
Thomas Kay, MD
President
Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute

 

 

 

 


Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute has been a participating member of the Amerian Orthopedic Assocation's Own the Bone program for the past five years and has received Star Performer recognition all five years