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How much pain is normal after shoulder replacement surgery?

How much pain is normal after shoulder replacement surgery?

Shoulder replacement: Pain from the arthritis is often much better right away. Pain from the surgery may be significant initially, but responds well to meds. Happiest patients in my practice. ...Read more

Dr. Mena Mesiha
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Shoulder Joint Replacement (Definition)

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


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Is it ok to lift weights after shoulder replacement surgery?

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 more

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How do I know if shoulder replacement surgery is the best thing for me?

How do I know if shoulder replacement surgery is the best thing for me?

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 more

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If you have shoulder replacement surgery, will you eventually get full function?

If you have shoulder replacement surgery, will you eventually get full function?

Yes: If you work hard after shoulder replacement surgery you should get back most of you motion, have excellent pain relief and get most of your function back, which is the ability to perform activities of daily living. ...Read more

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How long will rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery be?

How long will rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery be?

Nearly 80% by 3-4m: Pain relief typically occurs within the first month. Functional gains may take 3-4 months. We tend to see close to 80% of the improvement within the first 3-4 months. But there is no question that improvements continue for the entire year. ...Read more

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What options exist for rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery?

What options exist for rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery?

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 more

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What is the common response to rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery?

What is the common response to rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery?

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 more

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I am having total shoulder replacement surgery next week. How much pain will I be in?

I am having total shoulder replacement surgery next week. How much pain will I be in?

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 more

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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 more

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What are the different types of prostheses used in shoulder replacement surgery?

What are the different types of prostheses used in shoulder replacement surgery?

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 more

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I had total shoulder replacement surgery 4 mos ago but still can't lift my arm to shoulder level, should I be worried?

Probably not: Without complications it usually takes 6 mos-1yr to obtain the maximum benefits from shoulder replacement including range of motion and strength. ...Read more

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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 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?

Swelling will return: If you remove your elastic band or sleeve from the affected area it is likely that the swelling from lymphedema will return and the symptoms associated with it. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Many Sources?: We need a clear diagnosis and cause for your symptoms first. Please make an appointment with your surgeon to get the process started. In the meantime, you can learn more here: http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-replacement. Htm. ...Read more

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My 73 yr old husband just has shoulder replacement surgery. He is urinating 2 times an hour. Why?

My 73 yr old husband just has shoulder replacement surgery. He is urinating 2 times an hour. Why?

Over flow: Most likely prostatic obstruction unable to empty the ladder, take him to ER need catheterization f the distended bladder ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time from a total shoulder replacement?

How long is the recovery time from a total shoulder replacement?

3-6 months: It takes at least 3 months to recover from a shoulder replacement. It is not uncommon for the recovery to take 6 months or more. The shoulder will slowly improve up to 2 years after the surgery. Talk to your surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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How difficult and how long is recovery typically after shoulder replacement in 80 year old?

How difficult and how long is recovery typically after shoulder replacement in 80 year old?

Not too bad: At 80 years of age, it is important to have a through pre-operative medical evaluation. If you are healthy enough for surgery, the recovery should not be too bad. Regional anesthetics provide good post-operative pain relief, along with ice and pain medication. There is typically 6 weeks of restricted motion before therapy begins. Therapy may last for up to 3 months. ...Read more

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After shoulder replacement surgery how many days do you have to stay in the hospital?

After shoulder replacement surgery how many days do you have to stay in the hospital?

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 more

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I am having shoulder replacement surgery but have burst water blister on breast should I be worried about infection? It looks ok.

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 more

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Can I deadlift heavy with a shoulder replacement?

Can I deadlift heavy with a shoulder replacement?

Remember: This is going to place your replacement under an unnecessary load and risk the failure/compromise of your replacement. I would review this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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When is a shoulder replacement 100% medically necessary?

When is a shoulder replacement 100% medically necessary?

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 more

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What is total shoulder replacement? Is it painful?

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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What advice do you have before a total shoulder replacement?

What advice do you have before a total shoulder replacement?

Patience!: Joint replacement surgery is a great solution for arthritic joint pain. But it does take time to heal and recover. Shoulder range of motion is typically restricted for about 6wks after surgery. Therapy may be needed for 6-12wks after immbolization has ended. You will need to take pain medicine after surgery, but you will feel better. Find an orthopaedic surgeon with experience in shoulder surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a total shoulder replacement?

How long does it take to recover from a total shoulder replacement?

Average 6 months: Everybody recovers differently after a total shoulder replacement. Your recovery will be influenced by the severity of your arthritis, how stiff your shoulder is prior to surgery, the condition of your rotator cuff, and the amount of therapy and exercise you do.
The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the quicker they will recover and the more successful the surgery will be. ...Read more

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I still have lots of pain after 6 weeks of total shoulder replacement. Is this normal?

I think so: The shoulder joint is very complicated joint, if you have no complication after the surgery I would give some time. ...Read more

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Do I need a shoulder replacement?

Do I need a shoulder replacement?

Shoulder replacement: Shoulder replacement should be a very last resort for shoulder pain. Wait as long as you can. ...Read more

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How complicated is shoulder replacement?

How complicated is shoulder replacement?

Shoulder replacement: Total shoulder replacement is a technically demanding procedure. Results have been shown to be vastly better when performed by a surgeon who performs the procedure on a regular basis. In surveys done by aaos, the avg number of shoulder replacements done per year is 3. Best to see a shoulder surgeon who performs this upwards of 3 per month or more. ...Read more

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Shoulder replacement at 80, is that okay?

Shoulder replacement at 80, is that okay?

Well...: Obviously you have to weigh the risks/benefits/alternatives, and that is a very individual decision.

In any case, here is a great article, I hope you can download:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20595116. ...Read more

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What to expect for a partial shoulder replacement?

What to expect for a partial shoulder replacement?

3-6 month recovery: Time. This will be a painful surgery but, assuming you have a good orthopedist, you will most likely have improved range of motion and less pain after recovery. You may experience some nerve damage to smaller nerves in the area, but this normally recovers in the normal rehab time. There are risks and you should speak to your ortho about these. Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Charles Toman
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Shoulder Replacement (Definition)

Shoulder replacement mean replacing the ball and socket or the humeral head and ...Read more