You finally elected to proceed with shoulder surgery. You may think the surgery itself is your destination in this journey. In reality shoulder surgery is just a point on the journey. The real destination is a full recovery -restoring full range of motion, enjoying life pain free.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, shoulder replacement is the fastest growing joint replacement surgery. Our shoulders do a lot of work throughout the day and carry life’s great treasures. It’s not surprising that people are turning to shoulder replacement for the freedom to enjoy life’s daily activities.
Sleep. The incredible time when our body is at work healing itself and our brain processes the day while we do nothing. We don’t consider our sleep patterns too often until they are interrupted. Then, we realize that sleep, or the lack of it, affects us more than we realize.
Nearly 53,000 shoulder replacements are performed in the U.S. every year. In shoulder replacement surgery, the damaged articulating parts of the shoulder joint are removed and replaced with artificial prostheses. Replacement of both the humeral head and the socket is called a total shoulder replacement.