What Total Shoulder Replacement Physicians Have Been Trying to Tell Us: A Pain-Free Future Awaits

Joseph A. Abboud, MD March 9th, 2015

If you’re not yet familiar with the concept of total shoulder replacement, you may be surprised to learn that it is a reasonable and highly successful option that tens of thousands of patients throughout the U.S. choose each year.  Without all the facts, you may be inclined to think of shoulder replacement as a scary or intimidating surgery or assume that this sort of procedure isn’t for you.

Did You Know...?

  • Total shoulder replacement physicians perform over 50,000 of these surgeries in the U.S. each year.
  • Here at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute alone, our shoulder and elbow team successfully completes over 3,000 procedures annually - many of which are total shoulder replacements.
  • One year following surgery, 95% of total shoulder replacement patients are pain-free!
If you’re currently suffering from pain or a loss of mobility in your shoulder, you may be a prime candidate for this procedure. Of course, not every patient complaining of shoulder pain needs their joint replaced. The good news is that here at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, we offer a wide range of non-operative and well as surgical solutions for patients with all kinds of conditions and diseases.
In fact, our shoulder and elbow team is recognized throughout the U.S. and around the world as some of the top orthopaedic physicians in their subspecialty. At Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, the total shoulder replacement physicians carry a high standard of focus on research and innovation, as well as a commitment to personal patient care.

Shoulder Replacement Self Assessment Checklist

Of course, if you are wondering whether a shoulder replacement surgery would be the best treatment approach to address your current pain, the best step to take is to set up an appointment with a board certified, highly specialized shoulder surgeon. You can do just that by calling Rothman Orthopaedic Institute at 1-800-321-9999.
In the mean time, consider the following questions as a sort of self assessment. If you answer “yes” to 3 or more of the questions below, you may be a prime candidate for this procedure.
  1. Are you suffering from a severe fracture, rotator cuff tear or arthritis in one or both shoulders?
  2. Has this pain forced you to significantly adjust your lifestyle?
  3. Are you no longer able to participate in the activities you enjoy or even simply perform daily movements due to a lack of mobility in your shoulder?
  4. Do you frequently experience pain even while resting? Has your shoulder pain inhibited your ability to sleep well at night?
  5. Have you exhausted non-operative treatments (such as physical therapy, pain medication or activity modification) with no success?
Imagine what your life would look like if your pain was gone and your mobility restored. Total shoulder replacement physicians will tell you that those two results are the goals of every shoulder replacement procedure.
At Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, we’re able to provide patients like you with the best possible treatment outcomes because we apply the latest research and utilize the best technology and equipment available. In fact, our physicians pioneer the newest technology that changes the face of orthopedic medicine. Time and time again, we’ve been ranked among the best in the Delaware Valley by US News & World Report and our physicians are consistently asked to speak and teach throughout the world as respected leaders in their subspecialities.

Choose Your Total Shoulder Replacement Physicians Wisely

Our specialists perform more than 3,000 shoulder and elbow procedures annually, but that isn’t the reason you should call Rothman Orthopaedic Institute to set up an appointment. When it comes to taking care of your body, quantity is never better than quality. And now you and those you love have access to that expertise in 20+ locations throughout the Delaware Valley. To set up an appointment with top total shoulder replacement physicians please visit us here or contact us at 1-800-321-9999.

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