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Total Shoulder Replacement

One of the most complex joints in the body, your shoulder is also the most mobile joint and necessary for many of the activities you perform every day. As a result, the shoulder and its components can wear down and weaken over time, causing rotator cuff tears and arthritis. Interestingly, shoulder fractures and dislocations are nearly as common among seniors as are hip injuries.

At Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, we offer some of the most current treatments to address shoulder problems and injuries. These range from non-surgical options, such as pain relievers (NSAIDs), injections, and physical therapy to surgical procedures, as necessary.

Our orthopedic surgeons are fellowship-trained to perform the full range of shoulder repair surgeries, including:

Changing Outcomes With Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement

This new procedure is improving patient outcomes because, unlike a traditional shoulder replacement procedure, the total reverse shoulder replacement does not require doctors to reposition or rebuild any bone structures. The result is a faster recovery and longer lasting joint replacement. Surgeons at Lutheran General Hospital offer patients who are candidates for this breakthrough surgery the experience of having trained with the doctors who pioneered the procedure.

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