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Shoulder Replacement: Symptoms and Treatments

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

May 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Having joint and shoulder pain is difficult to deal with every day.

If shoulder pain causes disruption from allowing you to have a great quality of life, and non-surgical options are not helping you overcome this pain, shoulder replacement surgery is worth considering.

Are you a candidate for total shoulder replacement? Read on to learn more.

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Topics: Reverse Shoulder Replacement

What is Reverse Shoulder Replacement?

Posted by Matthew P. Darmelio, M.D.

May 20, 2014 1:02:00 PM

By Matthew P. Darmelio, MD 

There have been many patients referred to Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates for shoulder replacement surgery, and we are usually asked about the reverse procedure.

The reverse shoulder replacement is a very specific replacement used for those people that have irreparable rotator cuff tears and an inability to lift their arm.  Many patients can use the other arm to lift their shoulder, but they don't have an intact rotator cuff to help lift on the involved side.

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Topics: Reverse Shoulder Replacement, rotator cuff repair