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Dr. Charles Toman
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Shoulder Replacement (Overview)

Shoulder replacement mean replacing the ball and socket or the humeral head and glenoid, in various way.


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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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Dr. Charles Toman
87 doctors shared insights

Shoulder Replacement (Overview)

Shoulder replacement mean replacing the ball and socket or the humeral head and glenoid, in various way.


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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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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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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

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Should I have much pain after shoulder replacement?

Should I have much pain after shoulder replacement?

Shoulder replacement: There will be pain for the first 1-2 weeks but it should decrease with time. ...Read more

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How long does pain last after shoulder replacement?

You may be surprised: Shoulder pain can resolve rather quickly following total shoulder replacement surgery. I find that nearly half my patients are off of all narcotic medications by the time their sutures are removed at 10 days. ...Read more

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What alternatives are there for shoulder replacement?

What alternatives are there for shoulder replacement?

Conservative Rx: Assuming one has arthritis in the shoulder, the options are: surgical (replacement) or non-surgical. The non-surgical treatments include antiinflammatory medications, steroid injections, pain medications, therapy and other alternative treatments such as chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, etc. Steroids and therapy tend to be the primary traditional non-operative treatments. ...Read more

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What should I expect for a partial shoulder replacement?

Rehabilitation/Rest: In order to perform a partial shoulder replacement, one of the rotator cuff tendons are cut, then reattached. Because of this, the tendon needs time to heal. A period of rest if necessary to protect this healing before starting rehabilitation. A partial replacement lasts considerably longer overall, but has the drawback of residual pain from not replacing the socket side of the joint. ...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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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