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Am I A Candidate for Shoulder Arthroscopy?

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Every year, many people visit the doctor for shoulder-related problems. The shoulder is particularly prone to injury, and frequent, repetitive overhead motions—as well as sudden trauma—can damage the joint. This can cause pain and tenderness, weakness, or instability in the shoulder joint. It can also limit the joint’s range of motion.   Conservative, non-surgical management is the initial and most preferred method of treatment. However, if surgery is necessary, it’s…

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3 Tips for Faster Recovery from Shoulder Replacement Surgery

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Each year in the U.S. more than 50,000 patients undergo shoulder replacement surgery. If you’re one of the many Americans who is experiencing severe shoulder arthritis or who suffered a serious shoulder fracture, you may fall into this group. If an orthopaedic surgeon tells you that you are a candidate for shoulder replacement surgery, also known as shoulder arthroplasty, it is natural to have many questions. One of them will…