Total Shoulder Replacement
Today, about 53,000 people in the United States have shoulder replacement surgery each year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Often, this surgery has been used for many other painful conditions of the shoulders, such as different forms of arthritis.
Needing a shoulder replacement typically comes from wear and tear that worsens over many years. Often patients complain of pain in their shoulder affecting their quality of life, keeping them awake at night, and keeping them from doing the things you want to be doing. If nonsurgical treatments, such as medications and activity changes, are no longer helpful in relieving pain, one may want to consider the shoulder joint replacement surgery. It is a safe and effective procedure which will help relieve pain and help one to resume everyday activities again.
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