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When is the Right Time for Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

When is the Right Time for Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
When is the Right Time for Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

Does your shoulder pain impact your quality of life and affect your range of motion? Shoulder surgery requires careful thought and planning, but it can be the best way to restore range of motion, relieve pain, and help you return to an active lifestyle for those who've exhausted other treatment options. Let us take a look at some common reasons to consider shoulder replacement surgery:

  1. 1. If you are over 50 and experiencing arthritis in your shoulder joint where the cartilage has degenerated and leads to osteoarthritis shoulder replacement surgery, it could benefit you and give you back a pain-free life.
  2. 2. If you have suffered a serious injury like a bone fracture. If the shoulder damage is significant and can't be restored, a shoulder replacement should be considered. Partial or a total shoulder replacement are options for this type of injury depending upon the clavicle bone's damage.
  3. 3. Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common injuries requiring shoulder surgery. Rotator cuff tears result in the stability of the arm being compromised. If the tear is not treated and corrected, the combination of arthritis and lack of stability may necessitate a shoulder replacement surgery.

Seeking out an orthopedic specialist to help you understand your shoulder pain source is the first step you should take if you have been experiencing shoulder pain for more than a few weeks. An orthopedic surgeon can help determine if shoulder surgery is needed and what exact procedures are right for your injury. The sooner you seek out help, the better your chances are of recovering to the full extent of your abilities and with as short of a recovery time as possible.

Only you know when it is the right time to consult a doctor about having shoulder surgery and why. If you have found yourself living in consistent pain that interferes with your activities and keeps you from sleeping, it is time to schedule an appointment with South Palm Orthopedics. Our doctors will come up with a personalized treatment plan and determine the cause of your pain. Our entire staff has dedicated their skills to provide you with individualized care at our patient-centric orthopedic care center, from evaluation to diagnosis to treatment and recovery call today (561) 496-6622.

Dr. Steve E. Meadows is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with advanced fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery . He practices general orthopedic surgery with a subspecialty interest in shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand problems. Dr. Meadows performs numerous upper extremity surgeries per year, including rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement , fracture repair , carpal tunnel release and trigger finger release. Our team of physicians provides an advanced level of care, integrating the newest cutting-edge surgical and nonsurgical techniques, with proven traditional methods of treatments. The physicians at South Palm Orthopedics are committed to providing the highest level of orthopedic care to each and every patient each and every time.