From a simple fracture to a complex injury to dealing with the painful effects of arthritis, most of us will face a problem with bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, or nerves at some point in our lives. If you suffer an injury, need a knee replacement, or have a chronic condition like arthritis, take comfort in knowing that the expert care you need is close to home at Glacial Ridge Health System in Glenwood.

Expertise in Treating the Shoulder, Knee, and Hand

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Joshua Thomas completed a rigorous Shoulder Fellowship at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore before joining Glacial Ridge in September 2023. His expertise lies in treating shoulder joint problems, including rotator cuff tears and arthritis. Dr. Thomas’ commitment to helping patients with arthritis extends to the knee joint, where he applies his specialized knowledge to provide effective treatments. Additionally, he is experienced in caring for numerous hand and wrist conditions. Dr. Thomas’ patients appreciate his dedication to their well-being and the remarkable results he achieves.

Dr. Thomas’ surgical and non-surgical orthopedic services include:

  • Diagnosis, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, including sports injuries, arthritis, and bone fractures
  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to diagnose and treat many joint conditions, including knee and shoulder ligament reconstruction and repair
  • Total knee replacement
  • Shoulder repair and replacement
    • Including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, reverse shoulder replacement, total and partial shoulder replacement, shoulder instability, and more
  • Meniscus excision
  • Wrist and hand surgery
    • Including carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, basal joint arthroplasty (thumb arthritis), first dorsal compartment release, and more
  • Elbow procedures for “tennis elbow,” cubital tunnel syndrome, and more
  • Fracture care, including hip, shoulder, and wrist