Orthopedics is the branch of medicine and medical specialty dealing with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments. Orthopedic surgery includes the preservation, investigation, and restoration of the forma and function of the extremities, spine, and associated structures by medical, surgical, and physical means.


Dr. Elaine Mau has years of experience in reconstruction surgery, trauma, and sports medicine.  Her subspecialty interest is in shoulder surgery including replacement and arthroscopic procedures, including rotator cuff surgery.

Dr. Mau was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and is board certified by the Royal College of   Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).   She received her MD degree from the University of Connecticut and did her residency at the University of Toronto.  She did her fellowship in shoulder  surgery at NYU Hospital for joint diseases. 

Dr. Mau specializes in procedures such as:

  • arthroscopic shoulder procedures particularly rotator cuff, impingement issues
  • Procedures for shoulder arthritis such as reconstruction including shoulder replacements
  • various fractures including shoulder, elbow, wrists
  • Compression neuropathies such as ulnar nerve releases
  • various tendinopathies around the shoulder and elbow

Orthopedic surgical procedures performed at DECH include:

  • Mini-incision carpal tunnel release
  • Mini-incision rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder
  • Fracture Care
  • Nerve decompressions
  • Mini-incision carpal tunnel release
  • Mini-incision rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Hand surgery

For an appointment, please call 255-0404.