I recently filmed a new video of a shoulder replacement surgery. Shoulder replacement is an excellent option for patients who have severe arthritis and persistent pain. Shoulder replacement is also an option for some patients with large rotator cuff tears. Many patients with shoulder replacement will have no pain after surgery, while others will have a significant decrease in their pain. Most patients will have increased strength and motion, as well. There are risks to shoulder replacement. If you have been told that you need a shoulder replacement, it is worth having a detailed discussion with your surgeon about the potential benefits but also the risks.
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