Total Shoulder Replacement
A healthy shoulder moves more than any other joint in the body, so wear, tear and injury of the shoulder are common. Some 25% of U.S. adults currently suffer from some form of arthritis. By 2040, the Arthritis Foundation projects that number to reach almost 78 million. It’s no surprise that 53,000 people undergo shoulder replacement surgery each year.
The most common type of arthritis to affect the shoulder is osteoarthritis, or OA. It is the result of deterioration of cartilage inside the shoulder joint. While many older adults experience OA in hips, knees or fingers, it is more common in the shoulder. This is especially true among active people such as tennis players and other athletes, even at younger ages. If you’ve experienced a rotator cuff tear or shoulder fracture, you’re more likely to develop osteoarthritis. OA can make everyday activities like cooking dinner, dressing for work, or washing clothes frustrating and painful.
If non-invasive, non-surgical methods have proved unsuccessful, then shoulder replacement surgery can be an effective way to bring you long-term relief. Through a comprehensive analysis of the particular factors of your shoulder pain, the expert medical staff at CSMO can help determine the best treatment for you.
CSMO offers unmatched care at the area’s only free-standing orthopaedic specialized same-day surgery center. We have the tools and expertise to evaluate your condition and set you on the best path to a smooth recovery and a lasting relief. With hundreds of successful procedures to their credit, our physicians and practitioners are ready to guide you through evaluation, treatment and recovery with the same care as they would with their own families.