When joint replacement is the best response to your shoulder pain, HCM has the right program for you
You’ve done all the right things: talked to your doctor, followed your physical therapist’s instructions, and stuck to your pain management specialist’s guidelines. But your shoulder pain persists, and now, it’s clear that the next step is needed. It’s time to talk about getting your joint replaced. The good news is that you’re in the right place to do it.
HCM’s Restore Program at The Remarkable Joint Center is with you every step of the way to get you back to healthy and comfortable living. Your Restore journey begins when you meet with your orthopedic surgeon and set your surgery date.
To make sure that you’re ready for surgery, your orthopedic surgeon and your doctor will review your complete medical history, including your current medications, any previous surgeries, and your family history for diseases and disorders. Your doctor will set up any tests or procedures that are needed before your surgery.
Based on the extent of the damage to your shoulder, your surgeon will determine whether you need total joint replacement or reverse total joint replacement. Your shoulder is a ball and socket joint made up of your upper arm, your shoulder blade, and your collarbone. The ball at the top of your upper arm is covered with cartilage. When this cartilage begins to wear down, arthritis can result, and pain begins.
The typical total shoulder replacement procedure replaces the damaged parts of your shoulder with a new ball and socket. But if your rotator cuff is damaged beyond repair, then it’s likely that your surgeon will recommend that you have a reverse total shoulder replacement. This reversal approach will allow for your deltoid muscles, rather than your damaged rotator cuff, to move your shoulder.
Regardless of the type of joint replacement that you need, the components of your shoulder replacement will match your own shoulder anatomy. The result is renewed mobility and less pain. So, if you’re ready to do something about your shoulder pain, talk to your orthopedic surgeon about your next steps.
Relief is possible. Contact one of our Orthopedic Specialists today.