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Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis?

Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis?

Yes.: Physical therapy is necessary to restore range of motion, strength and function to your shoulder. It is also important in minimizing the risk of developing a frozen shoulder post-operatively. ...Read more

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Arthroplasty (Definition)

Surgical procedure for replacing a joint in the body which is diseased (e.x. arthritis) ...Read more


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What is a disc arthroplasty?

What is a disc arthroplasty?

A disc replacement: Certain individuals with lumbar or cervical disc disease can qualify for a disc replacement. Somewhat similar to hip and knee replacements done today. The purpose of this procedure is to maintain motion at the level with the disc pathology. This helps to prevent further degeneration of the disc that are adjacent to the level operated on in the future. ...Read more

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Looking for arthroplasty advice pro and con?

Pro-: Joint replacement or arthroplasty, when performed correctly with the proper indications, is a true success story in that it can return patients to many of their previous activities. There are some risks which should be reviewed with your board-certified orthopaedic surgeon prior to proceeding with the surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arthroplasty?

Joint replacement: Surgical procedure for replacing a joint in the body which is diseased (e.x. arthritis) or not functioning properly. ...Read more

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What is a facet arthroplasty?

Investigational surg: Facet replacement (arthroplasty) is one type of procedure that is performed after a spinal stenosis surgery and involves replacing the entire facet joint. It is considered investigational at this point by most insurers. ...Read more

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Can you jog with a total toe arthroplasty ?

Can you jog with a total toe arthroplasty ?

Sure...: The more motion you put the joint through (especially early on) the better. But, check with your surgeon to see when enough time has passed after the surgery to put it through that kind of stress. ...Read more

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What to expect from rotator cuff surgery combined with acj arthroplasty?

What to expect from rotator cuff surgery combined with acj arthroplasty?

Good result: Most of the time those two producers are combined together to achieve good result because most of the time there is involvement of both. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about rotator cuff surgery combined with acj arthroplasty?

What can you tell me about rotator cuff surgery combined with acj arthroplasty?

Rotator cuff: I assume you acromioplasty. Sometimes this is combined with rotator cuff surgery. This surgery involves removing a bone spur from the undersurface of the acromion ( part of the scapula) which may be pressure on the rotator cuff (impingement) ...Read more

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What kind of doctor performs an arthroplasty?

What kind of doctor performs an arthroplasty?

Orthopaedic surgeons: Arthroplasty surgery refers to replacement of a joint, typically performed by orthopedic surgeons. Arthroplasty surgery is available for most joints in the human body - including shoulder, hip, knee, elbow, wrist, fingers, ankles, toes, and even in the spine. ...Read more

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