The Palm Beach Shoulder Service at Atlantis Orthopaedics offers a comprehensive service for the treatment of shoulder conditions,
including tendonitis, and bursitis, rotator cuff tears, dislocation and instability, arthritis, fractures and prior failed treatment,
including failed surgeries.
Under the direction of Howard D. Routman, D.O., a national and regional authority on shoulder surgery, our specialized management for shoulder
disorders includes non-operative and operative measures. When surgery is planned, our surgical methods emphasize minimally-invasive arthroscopic
Our Service will interact with your Physical Therapist, who will play an integral role for both non-operative and post-operative rehabilitation.
Shoulder Therapy prescriptions will be provided and are customized for all patients with problems along the entire spectrum of shoulder
conditions, from the more common to the most complex
Dr. Routman joined Atlantis Orthopaedics in 2001. His clinical practice specializes in the management of all aspects of conditions that affect the shoulder.
His academic activities include research efforts that also focus on the shoulder.
Dr. Routman has lectured locally, regionally and nationally on shoulder topics and has directed and participated in many didactic and practical
courses to train Orthopaedic surgeons in the methods for shoulder diagnosis and the techniques for non-operative and operative treatment.
Dr. Routman’s current emphasis for surgical treatment is in minimally-invasive arthroscopic shoulder surgery techniques.
Partnering with Dr. Routman, Dr. Brian Reiter—director of Palm Beach Sports Medicine LLC—is
a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon
specializing in sports medicine injuries of the shoulder and knee. He has taken
care of professional and collegiate sports teams including the Philadelphia
Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles. He performs outpatient minimally-invasive
arthroscopic surgery for patients with rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations,
labral tears and biceps injuries.
After graduating from the University of Florida, Dr. Routman attended Nova-Southeastern University Medical School and graduated with highest honors.
He entered training at Ohio University’s Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio for Internship, and completed his Orthopaedic Surgical training at the
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he was selected Chief Resident, overseeing a sixteen resident program. This training was
under John J. McPhilemy, D.O., the team physician for the Philadelphia 76’ers Basketball Club, and Dr. Routman had the opportunity to spend
time working with the team as well as an Assistant Team Physician.
After completion of Orthopaedic training, Dr. Routman was very fortunate to be selected as a Fellow in Shoulder Reconstruction at the prestigious
Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital in Columbus, Georgia. During a full year of sub-specialized training in shoulder disorders under George M.
McCluskey III, M.D., Dr. Routman conducted research and was educated on the management of complex shoulder disorders. He was awarded the Revere
Cup for excellence in clinical research by the Hughston Society because of his work as a fellow on the rotator cuff deficient arthritic shoulder.
Since that time, he has been involved in FDA sanctioned research on complex shoulder disorders and has traveled and operated on shoulders
internationally. He continues to travel and lecture regularly, sharing his experience with other surgeons. Dr. Routman is an Associate Clinical
Professor, Division of Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Nova-Southeastern University and is actively involved in teaching students,
interns and residents from the Nova program. Among his other endeavors, he is involved in the design and modification of Orthopaedic surgical
instruments and implants for shoulder surgery and is involved as a coach in a local girl’s fast-pitch softball league where he supports the efforts
of his two daughters and their teammates.
Dr. Routman is the Director of Palm Beach Shoulder Service and the President and Founder of Palm Beach Shoulder and Sports Medicine Foundation,
a local non-profit organization promoting educational research and injury prevention".