Howard D Routman, MD

Palm Beach, FL


  • Director, Palm Beach Shoulder Service
  • President, The Ortho Foundation
  • President, Palm Beach Shoulder and Sports Medicine Foundation

Dr. Routman is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon sub-specializing in disorders of the shoulder. Dr. Routman has been a South Florida resident since 1979 and is a graduate of the University of Florida and Nova-Southeastern University with highest honors. He completed an American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Fellowship in 2000 at the Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation in Columbus, Georgia and began practice in Palm Beach County in 2001. He is one of the regional pioneers of all-arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, performing this procedure since 2002. He also performed the first reverse shoulder replacement in South Florida in 2003. Dr. Routman’s practice encompasses all aspects of shoulder problems from sports injuries, fractures, replacements, second opinions and the management of previous surgical failures. In addition to treating patients, Dr. Routman teaches internationally and has performed surgery in Australia, Asia, Europe and South America. Dr. Routman is actively involved in research focused on patient outcomes after shoulder replacement and has published multiple studies focused on results, pain control and the biomechanics of shoulder replacement surgery.


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