MOA Blog

Shoulder Pain? What to Expect During Rotator Cuff Surgery

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Feb 17, 2015 10:27:00 AM

A Patient's Testimonial:  Sharon Jackson’s Road to Recovery

Working as a hairdresser will take a toll on the body.  Standing on your feet all day, raising your arms above you head reaching for products, the constant arm movement needed to style hair, etc.  Sharon Jackson has been a hairdresser for 31 years.  She currently works at a nursing home in Morgantown, W.Va., where she has worked for 22 years.

Coming to a job where she was able to create something new everyday and see the joy on her customer’s faces is what kept Sharon coming to work--even when her shoulder pain made it very difficult to do her job.

Eventually though, Sharon knew the pain in her shoulder was going to be too much for her to continue styling hair.

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Topics: rotator cuff tear, rotator cuff repair, rotator cuff surgery

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