SHOULDER REPLACEMENTS

Question

ARE THESE AS REFINED AS KNEE AND HIP REPLACEMENTS TO DATE

Answer

No. Biomechanically, the shoulder is much more complex but they are getting much better. Most, if not all get pain relief, but range of motion of the shoulder may still be limited after the surgery.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University