WHAT IS A SHOULDER ARTHROPLASTY?
Although shoulder joint replacement arthroplasty is less common than hip or knee replacement, it is just as successful in alleviating joint pain.
Shoulder replacement operation was first performed in the USA in the 1950s to treat serious shoulder breaks. Over the years, shoulder joint replacement has come to be used for many other painful conditions like different types of arthritis, of the shoulder.
WHEN IS A SHOULDER ARTHROPLASTY RECOMMENDED?
If nonsurgical treatments like drugs and action changes are no longer helpful for alleviating pain, you may want to consider shoulder joint replacement operation. Joint replacement surgery is a safe and successful process to alleviate pain and enable you to resume regular tasks.
The desicion to have shoulder replacement surgery should be a cooperative one between your family, you, your family doctor, and your orthopedic surgeon.
There are several reasons why shoulder replacement operation may be recommended by Doctor Frank including severe pain, pain while resting, loss of motion and failure of improvement with other treatments.
RECOVERY AFTER A SHOULDER ARTHROPLASTY
Doctor Frank’s team will give you several doses of antibiotics to prevent illness. Most patients can eat solid food and get out of bed the day after operation. You’ll most likely be able to go home on the first, second or third day after surgery.
After surgery, you’ll feel some pain. This is a natural part of the healing process. Doctor Frank will work to reduce your pain, which can assist you to recover from surgery.
Dr. Frank is fellowship trained in Sports medicine and Joint Preservation Surgery and has a particular interest in taking care of athletes. His ultimate goal is to return all patients to their prior health through extensive nonsurgical treatment as well as advanced surgical techniques when needed. Schedule your appointment with Doctor Frank today!