Shoulder replacement is a very successful procedure. Once recovery after surgery is complete, most individuals who have undergone shoulder replacement feel no or very little pain; typically, good use of the shoulder is restored as well. However, a small number of patients continue to experience shoulder pain without a clear explanation after an otherwise successful … More To Be (Infected) or Not To Be (Infected): That is one question when shoulder replacement fails!
Unfortunately, breast cancer is a relatively common condition. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 300,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in the year 2021. Advances in medicine and surgery currently allow cure of breast cancer for many individuals. As such, at present time, there are more … More Shoulder Replacement in Patients with Lymphedema: How Dangerous Is it?
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?
Shoulder replacement may be the best solution for bad fractures of the upper end of the humerus … More Joint Replacement May Be the Best Solution for Really Bad Shoulder Fractures
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
Joint replacements have proven to be a huge breakthrough in orthopedics. Learn more about the two types of shoulder replacements. … More Shoulder Replacement: Anatomic and Reverse. What is the Difference?