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  • Causes of Shoulder Arthritis

    The most common cause leading to a shoulder replacement is osteoarthritis, or wear and tear arthritis. Osteoarthritis can occur without any injury to the shoulder, but it is uncommon. This is in large part because the shoulder is not a weight-bearing

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  • Symptoms of Arthritis of the Shoulder

    The symptoms of osteoarthritis of the shoulder are pain and reduced movement in the shoulder. The pain is typically aching in nature and can make it difficult to sleep. Certain movements may cause a grinding sensation or a catching sensation as the

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Shoulder: Signs and Symptoms

    Since rheumatoid arthritis of the shoulder is usually a symmetrical disease, both shoulders may be affected. The most common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis of the shoulder is a stiff or “frozen” shoulder. However, shoulder stiffness can also be a symptom

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  • Osteoarthritis of the Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint

    Introduction Some joints in the body are more likely to develop problems due to normal wear and tear. The wear and tear can result in a condition called osteoarthritis, a type of arthritis caused by degeneration. Doctors sometimes refer to this type of

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  • How Will You Know When You Are Ready For Shoulder Replacement?

    The most common problem leading to a shoulder replacement surgery is osteoarthritis, or “wear-and-tear” arthritis. Osteoarthritis can occur without any injury to the shoulder, but that is uncommon, because the shoulder is not a weight-bearing joint

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  • Before Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    Degenerative problems may require replacement of the painful shoulder with an artificial shoulder replacement. The decision to proceed with surgery should be made jointly by you and your doctor only after you feel that you understand as much about the

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  • Treating Arthritis of the Shoulder

    An artificial shoulder replacement is not the only treatment available for osteoarthritis of the shoulder. Once the diagnosis is made, your doctor may suggest several treatments to ease your pain and delay the artificial shoulder replacement. Like any

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  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    The operation to replace the arthritic shoulder with an artificial shoulder replacement may be done in one of two ways. If the socket portion of your shoulder is still in fairly good shape, meaning there is still some articular cartilage left on the

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  • Shoulder Joint Replacement Components

    There are two major types of artificial shoulder replacements – Cemented Prostheses and Uncemented Prostheses. A cemented prosthesis is held in place by a type of epoxy cement that attaches the metal to the bone. An uncemented prosthesis is held in place

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  • Potential Complications Following Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    As with all major surgical procedures, complications can occur. Some of the most common complications following artificial shoulder replacement are infection, loosening, dislocation, and nerve injury. This is not intended to be a complete list

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