Shoulder dislocation can be a devastating event for athletes and active individuals. When these injuries occur during sports the first question for the athlete is often “When can I return?” The management of shoulder dislocations has evolved over the years. In past years, multiple dislocations were tolerated.
One of the most common questions for people considering a shoulder replacement is: “How long will it last?” For people with severe shoulder arthritis, a shoulder replacement can provide predictable pain relief and improvement in quality of life and function.
Reverse shoulder replacement can have a substantial impact on your shoulder function and quality of life. The procedure was developed in France and then approved for use in the United States in 2004.
As with advanced hip and knee arthritis, joint replacement (arthroplasty) is an option for patients who have continued pain and limited mobility despite non-operative treatment. In the United States shoulder arthroplasty is the 3rd most common joint replacement behind knee and hip replacement.
One of the most common questions for patients considering a shoulder replacement is “What can I expect?” This is a great question as people should know what they are getting into before considering a shoulder replacement. There are two parts to this.