Each year, there are more than three million cases of rotator cuff tears –a tear in the tendons around the shoulder joint –in the United States alone. Because rotator cuff tears won’t heal on their own – repair surgery is necessary. Most rotator cuff surgeries are outpatient procedures that are done arthroscopically through small incisions.read more »
A Recovery Timeline for Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to inspect, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. Although recovery is typically much faster with arthroscopy than with open surgery, depending on the type of procedure you have done, it can still take time for your body to heal following an arthroscopy. The shoulderread more »
The First Thing To Know About Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Shoulder replacement surgery is a major procedure that should be thoroughly discussed between the operating orthopedic surgeon and the patient. The good news is, shoulder replacement surgery is one of the most successful surgeries – with most patients enjoying great relief with artificial implants. Over 70,000 Americans have shoulder replacement surgery every year, which makesread more »
What Should I Expect After My Shoulder Surgery?
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, about 53,000 people in the U.S. have shoulder replacement surgery every year, and hundreds of thousands more have less-invasive shoulder arthroscopy. Either way, after the surgery, there are important steps to be taken to ensure that you fully recover. Let’s discuss the different kinds of shoulder surgery,read more »
Treating Shoulder Arthritis: What to Expect
Compared to hip and knee arthritis, shoulder arthritis is much less common because our shoulders do not bear as much weight. Regardless, it can be a painful condition, hindering the mobility and function of the shoulder. While there’s no cure for arthritis, many surgical and non-surgical options can help manage or eliminate the symptoms. Let’sread more »
How Shoulder Arthroscopy Can Promote Faster Recovery
The significant advances in surgical technique have ushered in the development of minimally invasive surgical procedures like shoulder arthroscopy, which has been a boon to people who need surgery for their shoulder problems but dread the large incisions and long recovery times associated with the traditional approach. If you’re dealing with persistent pain and quality-of-liferead more »
Are You a Candidate for Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
Plagued by shoulder pain and wondering if there’s ever an end to it? Shoulder replacement surgery could be the life-changing solution you’ve been searching for. Shoulder replacement surgery (shoulder arthroplasty) involves your orthopedic surgeon removing and replacing the damaged portions of your shoulder with prosthetic components to address your symptoms and restore your normal function.read more »