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Discussion: Replacement Surgery

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Nov. 26, 2012
softball4b
Men's 60
765 posts
Replacement Surgery
A friend of mine is considering shoulder replacement surgery. Any thoughts specific to this surgery? Age, type.
Nov. 26, 2012
the wood
1087 posts
I've been told the same thing but I 'Googled' 'alternatives to shoulder replacement' and came up with shoulder re-surfacing. As it turns out, my primary orthopedist does them.
This is less invasive with a shorter rehab period. It leaves open the option of having a full replacement in the future.
I'm not opposed to replacements as I've had both hips replaced and they now work fine. I did investigate hip re-surfacing but did not find it to be a soltution for me.
I'd tell your friend to look into re-surfacing first.
BW
Nov. 26, 2012
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
mike if ya can get a hold of him,bruce walker had his done a couple of years back.......
Nov. 27, 2012
softball4b
Men's 60
765 posts
I sent Bruce an email, thanks. Anyone else want to weigh in.
Nov. 27, 2012
paul0784
Men's 60
142 posts
My PT person says that shoulder replacement is not ready for prime time. They have issues with range of motion and it supposedly is limited so be careful. I asked about this and was told no by my surgeon. JMO....
Nov. 30, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
899 posts
I had mine done in Montrose, Colorado in November 09'. I played ball in Mesquite in February 10'. I have to work consistently with stretch bands but it is strong and I am well pleased with the work by Dr. Kelly Bynum in Montrose, Colorado. GOOD and Talented surgeon. I am 63 now.
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