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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

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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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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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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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