Dr. Timothy A. Hartshorn, MD

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Dr. Timothy A. Hartshorn, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery | Male

55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114 Get Directions
(310) 383-7494

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Timothy Hartshorn, M.D., is a fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder. His passion...
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The ultimate measure of success is the patient's subjective feelings about the intervention performed.  At L.A. Shoulder, we expect that we are providing unparalleled care during all parts of the treatment process.  If there is an aspect of your care that does not meet your expectations, please let us know immediately.  A significant influence in how we continue to grow and improve is with your feedback.  Thank you for taking the time to help both us and patients interested in L.A. Shoulder & Sports Medicine.

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I saw many shoulder docs before I came to see him and all of them said I needed shoulder replacement. I really didn't want one, and he that although maybe in the end I would end up with one there are "always options" which was nice to hear. We did three stem cell injections in my shoulder and I am not kidding you it feels great. Not sure how long it will last but it was nice to see a doctor that didn't want to cut first.
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Dr. Hartshorn is the best shoulder surgeon in the area hands down. I've been to them all, and it isn't even close. Yes, all of them can do surgery for the most part, but if you want someone who genuinely cares about YOU, it's Dr. Hartshorn. It's worth seeing him. You will see what I mean.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

Dr. Hartshorn says..

Currently, Dr. Hartshorn's personal interest lies in complex, revision procedures, but he also performs primary and minimally invasive surgery as well.  He is conservative in nature, however, and prefers non-surgical options as an initial step in the treatment of anyone suffering with shoulder pain, instability, or muscle and ligament tears in the shoulder.

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  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Procedures Performed

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Recent Publications

  • Li X, Eichinger JK, Hartshorn T, Zhou H, Matzkin EG, Warner JP.  A Comparison of the Lateral Decubitus and Beach-Chair Positions for Shoulder Surgery: Advantages and Complications.  J Am Acad Orthop Surg.  2015 Jan;23(1):18-28.
  • Hartshorn T, Ren J, Yang C, Vangsness CT.  Imaging of the Rotator Cuff using Optical Coherence Tomography (accepted and awaiting publication)
  • Hartshorn T, Otarodifard A, White E, Hatch GF.  Radiographic Landmarks for Locating the Femoral Origin of the Superficial Medial Collateral Ligament.  AJSM, Vol. 41, Issue 11, November 2013, pp. 2527-32.
  • Schein A, Matcuk G, Patel D, Gottsegen CJ, Hartshorn T, Forrester D, White E.  Structure and Function, Injury, Pathology, and Treatment of the Medial Collateral Ligament of the Knee.  Emerg Radiol. 2012 Aug 14.
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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston

    Graduated in 2007

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Southern California

    Completed in 2008

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Southern California

    Completed in 2012

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Womens Hospital

    Completed in 2013

  • Undergraduate School
    Baylor University

    Graduated in 2002

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Hartshorn's Office & Staff

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Dr. Hartshorn says...

Timothy Hartshorn, M.D., is a fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder.  His passion for the shoulder was cultivated in large part by his mentors during residency at the University of Southern California and those during fellowship at the Harvard Shoulder Service.  An invaluable part of his training was the time spent overseas training with world-renowned shoulder surgeons in Zurich, Switzerland, and Lyon, France.   Dr. Hartshorn has written multiple book chapters and has many publications in the peer-reviewed literature.  Recently, he was honored by his appointment as a faculty instructor for the San Diego Shoulder course,  a prominent course now in its 31st year with attendees from around the globe.  

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Dr. Hartshorn's Care Philosophy

The goal of L.A. Shoulder & Sports Medicine is to distinguish ourselves by making patient satisfaction our ultimate metric for clinical success.  Understandably, surgeons often focus on objective treatment and outcome and may under appreciate the importance of the process – the experience of care.  Diagnostic procedures, surgeries, and therapies constitute treatment, but not care.  Our "heart" is just as important in the "Art" of medical practice, if not more so.   We care about your experience and how you perceive your care.  Were your questions answered?  Did we listen attentively?  Was the diagnosis and plan clearly explained?  More personal care leads to better communication, more reasonable expectations, and more patient involvement, all resulting in better quality of care.  Let us show you the Art of medicine is as important as the science.

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Dr. Hartshorn says...

Currently, Dr. Hartshorn's personal interest lies in complex, revision procedures, but he also performs primary and minimally invasive surgery as well.  He is conservative in nature, however, and prefers non-surgical options as an initial step in the treatment of anyone suffering with shoulder pain, instability, or muscle and ligament tears in the shoulder.

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Dr. Hartshorn says...

Recent Publications

  • Li X, Eichinger JK, Hartshorn T, Zhou H, Matzkin EG, Warner JP.  A Comparison of the Lateral Decubitus and Beach-Chair Positions for Shoulder Surgery: Advantages and Complications.  J Am Acad Orthop Surg.  2015 Jan;23(1):18-28.
  • Hartshorn T, Ren J, Yang C, Vangsness CT.  Imaging of the Rotator Cuff using Optical Coherence Tomography (accepted and awaiting publication)
  • Hartshorn T, Otarodifard A, White E, Hatch GF.  Radiographic Landmarks for Locating the Femoral Origin of the Superficial Medial Collateral Ligament.  AJSM, Vol. 41, Issue 11, November 2013, pp. 2527-32.
  • Schein A, Matcuk G, Patel D, Gottsegen CJ, Hartshorn T, Forrester D, White E.  Structure and Function, Injury, Pathology, and Treatment of the Medial Collateral Ligament of the Knee.  Emerg Radiol. 2012 Aug 14.
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Dr. Hartshorn says...

The ultimate measure of success is the patient's subjective feelings about the intervention performed.  At L.A. Shoulder, we expect that we are providing unparalleled care during all parts of the treatment process.  If there is an aspect of your care that does not meet your expectations, please let us know immediately.  A significant influence in how we continue to grow and improve is with your feedback.  Thank you for taking the time to help both us and patients interested in L.A. Shoulder & Sports Medicine.