Who We Are

Ohio Shoulder is a subspecialty affiliate of Lake Orthopaedic Associates, the largest and longest tenured practice in Lake County. Understanding that the accelerated pace of medical discovery and technical skill has required an increasing degree of focused expertise, Ohio Shoulder was developed by Dr. Eric Parsons to meet the needs of our patients who struggle with shoulder disorders.

At Ohio Shoulder we treat a variety of shoulder conditions ranging from acute sports related injuries in younger patients to chronic disorders related to the aging process. A balanced philosophy of cutting edge technology and evidence-based medicine is at the core of our mission, as is the balance between conservative, non-operative care and the need for surgery.

Ohio Shoulder focuses primarily on the arthroscopic surgical management of shoulder disorders. Shoulder arthroscopy is a specialized surgical skill requiring extensive training with a technical expertise that differs in many ways from conventional open surgery. Dr. Parsons has developed a mastery of arthroscopic shoulder techniques through years of training and clinical practice and is considered one of the foremost shoulder arthroscopists in the area.

Dr. Parsons views patients individually, ensuring that their personal goals are understood and arriving at treatment plans with a shared decision-making approach. Shoulder pain and dysfunction are quality of life issues that in most cases can be managed in a variety of ways. Ohio Shoulder strives to provide the highest level of care whether that be focused primarily on medical, surgical or rehabilitative methods.

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Article in the February 2017 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery highlights complications associated with reverse shoulder replacement

The article published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery by Bohsali et al entitled “Complications of Shoulder Arthroplasty” reviews the most current literature on shoulder replacement, focusing on complications. Interesting results of the analysis are the relatively high rate and devastating nature of complications associated with reverse shoulder replacement. Dr. Parsons has provided … Continue reading


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