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As t replacement procedures such as hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasty become more and more popular each year, regional patients are turning to Rothman Orthopaedic Institute as the leader in innovative orthopedic surgeries. Certainly, hip and knee replacements are more common with overAmericans having those ts replaced each year.
However, shoulder replacements are not far behind, helping more than 50, U. You may be asking: how do I know if I need total shoulder replacement? The first qualifying factor is pain.
The primary and most immediate goal of a shoulder arthroplasty surgery is pain relief for the patient. Due to arthritic wear and tear, the compromised cartilage of the shoulder may be subjecting the t to bone-on-bone interaction.
This can become very painful and is often only corrected by replacing the entire t. Joseph A. Abboud, M. September 24th, Of course, though, not every instance of pain requires t replacement. A second factor involved is the need to restore motion.
If you have experienced a ificant change in lifestyle and are no longer able to participate in the activities you love due to a lack of mobility in your shoulder, then you may be a perfect candidate for total shoulder replacement. Arthritis of the shoulder t: Most often occurring in patients over the age of 50, this degenerative condition causes stiffness and pain in the shoulder t as protective cartilage wears down over the years.
Your doctor may first recommend anti-inflammatory medication, but if that, combined with other non-surgical treatment options, do not result in pain relief or improved mobility, then it may be time to seriously consider the benefits of total shoulder replacement. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common reasons that patients have this procedure. Fractures: In the case of severe injury, the head or ball of the arm bone can be damaged so badly that it cannot be restored and therefore must be replaced. Depending upon the health of the clavicle the socket portion of the shoulder ta surgeon may recommend a partial or total shoulder replacement to replace the broken bone, stabilize the t and restore function.
Rotator Cuff Tear: A rotator cuff tear happens when a patient sustains an injury to one of the four muscles that wrap around the upper portion of the arm bone. These muscles are essential for providing stability in the shoulder t and when long-term tears are left unaddressed, arthritis can result. Over time, the t suffers due to lack of stability and the onset of arthritis. A shoulder replacement may be recommended. The best way to determine if you need shoulder replacement is to see a qualified physician. However, in the mean time, use this checklist below to grade your condition.
If you answer yes to one or more of the questions listed here, you should plan to talk seriously with your orthopedic physician about the possibility of shoulder arthroplasty. For more information, please visit us here or at Related Physicians. Physician Language Select a Language. Physician Language. Please select your region to view available physicians. Greater Philadelphia. Make Appointment. This Region Only. All Regions. Sort Sort Alphabetically. Sort by Distance. Use my current location. Related Conditions.
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