Are you a candidate for a total shoulder replacement?
If you have shoulder pain caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or injury that is interfering with normal activities, if your shoulder pain keeps your up at night, and if your pain isn’t being successfully managed by non-surgical means, you might benefit from shoulder replacement surgery.
That said, you might have heard stories from friends or family members about long, painful recoveries after total shoulder replacement. Traditional shoulder replacements can take awhile to recover from.
That’s why we have made it a point to master the latest techniques in minimally invasive total shoulder replacement. This surgery allows us to use significantly smaller incisions (5 cm as opposed to 17 cm) and place implants without damaging the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder. It’s the cutting of these muscles that can cause issues post-surgery. The minimally invasive approach also results in less damage to soft tissues, fewer complications, less blood loss, and quicker recovery times.
Not everyone is a candidate for minimally invasive total shoulder replacement. Our surgeons stay abreast of the latest advancements in traditional shoulder replacement surgery as well, ensuring that all of our patients receive the safest, most effective techniques using the highest-quality, longest-lasting implants currently available. Give us a call today to get on the fast track to a (shoulder) pain free life.