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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. 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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I need alternative to shoulder replacement to relieve constant pain what about copper compression brace?

I need alternative to shoulder replacement to relieve constant pain what about copper compression brace?

Copper Comp Brace: In my patient population, copper compression sleeves & braces have worked best for muscle pain as well as aching bone pain with joint stiffness. It is not unreasonable for you to try this copper sleeve for comfort sake. Might still need a medicine geared towards your described chronic shoulder pain. Will be great if use of copper sleeve delays your need for shoulder arthroplasty. ...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 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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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