Dr. Karas: Shoulder Surgeon

With 25+ years of specialized expertise as a shoulder surgeon and in orthopedic sports medicine, Dr. Karas knows shoulder injuries and how to treat them.

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What are Common Shoulder Injuries?

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in our bodies and, as such, it is one of the most frequently injured. Whether he’s serving as a shoulder surgeon for professional athletes or for your next-door neighbor, Dr. Karas uses his expertise to treat both common shoulder injuries and untreatable shoulder conditions such as:

Shoulder Pain and Shoulder Injury Solutions

An internationally recognized shoulder surgeon, Dr. Karas offers a full range of minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical techniques and innovative, cutting-edge arthroplasty procedures to treat your shoulder pain at its source. Even irreparable shoulder pain doesn’t have to be a part of your life.

The first step towards successful treatment is a proper diagnosis by a qualified shoulder surgeon.

Dr. Karas served as the Falcons’ head team physician from 2011-2018, the longest tenured team orthopedic surgeon in the NFC South division. In addition to directing the Emory Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, he serves as a consulting team physician for the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Georgia Tech, Emory University, Oglethorpe University, and Georgia Perimeter College.

Dr. Karas’ resume includes:

    • Countless lectures and presentations, both nationally and internationally, on his research on shoulder injuries and surgical techniques
    • Assistant editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
    • Research publications in peer-reviewed journals
    • Reception of numerous grants for his research and work on shoulders
    • Development of a patented customizable shoulder system product with the individuality of each patient in mind
    • Membership in many professional specialized shoulder societies, including the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES), an invitation-only professional society made up of 850 leading Orthopaedic surgeons across the world who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow