What is The Downside of a Shoulder Replacement? - Dr. Kevin Kruse

What is The Downside of a Shoulder Replacement?

What is The Downside of a Shoulder Replacement?

A common question people ask about shoulder replacements is, what are the downsides? You’re having an operation. There will always be a risk of an infection or an injury to a nerve or a blood vessel with any procedure in the human body.

Fortunately, shoulder replacements in our practice have reduced that risk to less than 1%. There’s a chance that you won’t still have any pain, and no surgery is 100%. And there’s a chance that you could wear the prosthesis out in 15, 20, or 30 years.

We’ve continued to evolve as best we can to mitigate those things, but no procedure is 100%. Nothing is perfect. We are always driving, but we’ll never get there. We’re always trying. But right now, the good news is that of our patients, 97, 98% have an excellent outcome with zero complications.

We’re not perfect, but we’re excellent at making people much better. Fortunately, we’ve gotten those risks down to a very, very low number.

Experience life without shoulder discomfort. Book an appointment with Dr. Kevin Kruse at  (469) 804-5977 for shoulder replacement.

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