Ward Oakley, MD



Dr. Ward Oakley Shoulder Class Every Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.

For more information call: (910) 295-0209


Dr. Ward Oakley and specialty-trained staff  are recognized as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries and conditions and provide an extraordinary base of shared knowledge with advanced surgery and treatment methods for patients in Pinehurst and surrounding counties. 

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body making it the most susceptible to instability and injury.  Frequently using our shoulders without proper care can cause numerous injuries and conditions to develop. Shoulder injuries are a major strain on patients’ bodies. Injuries of this kind sometimes inhibit a person’s ability to complete daily tasks, much less perform high-intensity athletic workouts.  


At Pinehurst Surgical, Dr. Ward Oakley specializes in diagnosing and treating shoulder and upper body injuries so you can continue living an active life without pain.

Symptoms & Conditions We Treat

There are numerous conditions that can cause shoulder pain or inhibit movement.  Our orthopaedic specialists treat and manage: 

  • General shoulder pain

  • Degenerative conditions of the shoulder

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis

  • Biceps tendinitis

  • Burners and stingers

  • Fracture of the collarbone (clavicle)

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Glenoid labrum tears

  • Proximal humerus fracture (broken shoulder)

  • Rotator cuff tears

  • SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)

  • Shoulder instability

  • Shoulder dislocation

  • Shoulder impingement syndrome

  • Shoulder separation

  • Snapping scapula syndrome

The Shoulder Anatomy:

Provides attachment to muscles of the upper arm. The humoral head forms the ball of the ball-and-socket shoulder joint.


Scapula (shoulder blade) is a flat, triangular bone providing attachment to the muscles of back and neck.

Total Shoulder Replacement

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Meet our Shoulder Team

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The clavicle is an S-shaped bone that connects the shoulder girdle to the trunk. It maintains the shoulder in a functional position with the axial skeleton and allows varied arm positions.  In addition to its structural function, the clavicle protects major underlying nerves and blood vessels as they pass from the neck to the axilla.

Coracoid Process
The coracoid process is the extension around the shoulder joint at the front – varus force.


The acromion is the extension of scapula (shoulder blade) around the shoulder joint at the rear to from a roof. This is also called the acromial.


Glenoid, is the depression at the end of scapula that forms the socket of ball-and-socket shoulder.

Rotator Cuff
Rotator cuff The rotator cuff refers to a group of four tendons that attach four shoulder muscles to the upper arm (humerus) and hold it in the shoulder joint. Many shoulder problems are caused by injuries to the rotator cuff.

To schedule an appointment call 910-295-0295. Current patients may login to their My Patient Page and request an appointment online.


Pinehurst Surgical is a multi-specialty clinic comprised of ten specialty centers located in a state-of-the-art surgical facility in Pinehurst, NC. Our Pinehurst, Raeford, Rockingham, Sanford and Troy clinical offices offer expert orthopaedic care serving patients in Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Sanford, Troy, Rockingham, Raeford, Fort Bragg & Surrounding Areas throughout North and South Carolina, and beyond.

Dr. Ward Oakley Post-op Shoulder Exercise Video Tutorials