I Need A Two-Stage Shoulder Reimplantation: What Am I Getting Into?

Shoulder replacement is a very successful procedure that provides pain relief and improved function to millions of people around the globe. However, like any surgery, complications occasionally occur, and infection is one possible complication after shoulder replacement. Since joint replacement involves implantation of prostheses, infection complicating replacement is called Periprosthetic (peri=around, prosthetic=implant) Joint Infection, or … More I Need A Two-Stage Shoulder Reimplantation: What Am I Getting Into?

Avascular Necrosis: When the Shoulder Humeral Head Suffers a Stroke

Most of us know what happens in a heart attack or in a stroke: the blood supply to a segment of the heart or brain gets clogged, leading to tissue damage. You may or may not know that certain regions of the skeleton can also suffer the same process: the blood supply to a segment of the bone is blocked, resulting in a “bone attack”, or a “bone stroke”. … More Avascular Necrosis: When the Shoulder Humeral Head Suffers a Stroke