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Is It Ok To Lift Weights After Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Be careful: The artificial parts of a total shoulder arthroplasty are not as durable as the native joint. The more you use them the faster they will wear out. This has been clearly shown in hip and knee replacements. I would expect it to be no different in shoulder replacements. I would stick to low weights and intensity lifting. Talk to your surgeon for clarification. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Typically a shoulder replacement is an artificial step which fits into the humerus and usually includes a cup to fit into the socket of the glenoid usually it is done for severely comminuted proximal humeral fractures or rheumatoid arthritic patients who have severe pain ...Read more
I had total shoulder replacement surgery 4 mos ago but still can't lift my arm to shoulder level, should I be worried?
Ask the surgeon: After just about any orthopedic surgery, the exact rehab protocol is directed by the surgeon. There are many factors that influence what should be done and when as well as what should not be done. The best person who can consider all those factors is the surgeon. This could be not more applicable to shoulder replacements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Typically good: Typically people do very well following shoulder surgery, even replacement. Many options exist for rehab. Some people require a short period of therapy in the hospital. Others are trained to do therapy at home. Still others go daily to weekly to a therapist's office for treatment. Talk to your orthopedist - they will know what would be best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk to your doctor: Joint replacement is not to be taken lightly. No man made joint will work as well as what you were born with. When pain and dysfunction start to affect quality of life, joint replacement surgery becomes a reasonable option. Talk to a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in shoulder replacement surgery. Overall, the function and pain relief are quite good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There will be pain: Shoulder replacements are associated with post-op pain. The pain is worse right after surgery and gets better. There are many ways that your pain can be alleviated and we get people through it. Such pain relieving methods include medications, block, positive imagery, etc. Talk to your surgeon about the details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having total shoulder replacement surgery next week. Is the pain unbearable immediately following surgery?
No: The pain isn't unbearable and can be decreased with regional anesthesia, called a "shoulder block". You will be uncomfortable, but its important to remember that the pain you are having now is going to keep getting worse. The pain that you have after surgery will keep getting better. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hemi, Total, Reverse: There are three basic types of options for shoulder arthritis. The first is the hemiarthroplasty, where you just replace the ball of the shoulder. The second is the total shoulder arthroplasty, where you replace the ball and the socket. The third is the reverse shoulder arthroplasty and is used in certain situations of arthritis but without a working rotator cuff. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a touch of lympodemia and am going for complete shoulder replacement on same arm can i remove the band from my arm after surgery?
I'm 58 and told my shoulder joint cartilege is worn away and I need shoulder replacement. Is living with the pain and deferring surgery an option?
I had shoulder replacement surgery 5 years ago and it hurts more now than before. All in my neck, my back and down my arm, is this normal?
Usually overnight: Some joint replacement surgeries are done as an outpatient. How the surgery goes and post-operative pain control will determine how soon you can go home. Usually, patients will get home the same day or next. Regional anesthetic helps with post-operative pain control. Talk to your surgeon and anesthesiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am having shoulder replacement surgery but have burst water blister on breast should I be worried about infection? It looks ok.
Tell your surgeon: Before any surgery, you want to make sure to tell your surgeon if there are any changes to your medical condition, particularly something like this. Your surgeon can then decide if your blister has healed enough to be a non-issue or if it may make more sense to postpone the surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Never: The only thing that is 100% medically necessary is something that is life or limb saving. Everything else is about life style and function. If you have pain that you can't treat and poor function, then shoulder replacement is a good option. What you have to ask yourself is whether you can live with things the way they are now? In general, most patients are very happy with their joint replacements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Total Shoulder: The website Liftmyarm.com has great information on total shoulders. My website WilsonShoulder.com also has a procedure tab detailing this procedure. Hope this helps, Joe Wilson. ...Read more
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