Consider Your Options
If you’ve recently been informed that your shoulder injury requires corrective surgery, you’re probably a bit overwhelmed by the thought of the procedure — and understandably so. Traditional shoulder surgery is incredibly invasive, requires weeks of painful rehabilitation, and costs significant amounts of money, as well as your and your family’s precious time together. Moreover, during traditional shoulder surgery, there exists more room for error, as the procedure — while highly technical and requiring immense amounts of skill and execution — relies on less specificity for various portions of the procedure. Specifically, traditional shoulder surgery doesn’t provide patients with the flush, near-bone-like implant that arthroscopic biologic total shoulder resurfacing does. Curious about whether or not arthroscopic biologic total shoulder resurfacing is right for you? Read on to learn more about this revolutionary shoulder surgery that offers corrective and restorative benefits, as well as reducing recovery time.
The Four Main Benefits of Arthroscopic Biologic Total Shoulder Resurfacing
Don’t let the title intimidate you; arthroscopic biologic total shoulder resurfacing is one of the most effective and revolutionary shoulder surgery alternatives available — all while offering consideringly less invasive surgical procedures than its predecessors, as well as its contemporaries. Arthroscopic biologic total shoulder resurfacing affords you four main benefits over traditional shoulder surgery methods and recovery.
Your time is important, and increasingly so when you’re facing the reality of potentially missing out on work, family events, and just living your life with the quality you deserve. Arthroscopic biologic total shoulder resurfacing affords patients the ability to leave the operating and recovery room the same day, as it’s an outpatient procedure, unlike many other shoulder surgery methods.
As we highlighted, arthroscopic biologic total shoulder resurfacing is a minimally invasive procedure, offering myriad benefits with a significant reduction in recovery time. When patients enter physical therapy post-surgery, the average time of complete recovery is three months, which is a significant decrease in time out of work when compared with traditional shoulder surgery methods. Typically, patients find themselves performing tasks and playing sports in which they’ve long been unable to participate.
Natural, Not Plastic
When you undergo arthroscopic biologic total shoulder resurfacing, you’ll receive a natural cartilage replacement from a cadaver donor, as opposed to any sort of synthetic replacement found in other forms of shoulder surgery. This affords you and your body a much easier healing time after surgery, and allows your body to more readily accept the implant.
Minimal Bone Loss
Unlike traditional shoulder surgery that removes much of the bone, arthroscopic biologic total shoulder resurfacing removes a minimal amount of bone. Should you need further surgery, this allows for easier acceptance of another graft.
Think Arthroscopic Biologic Total Shoulder Resurfacing is Right for You?
We understand that you probably have numerous questions and/or concerns about any sort of invasive procedure. Accordingly, we love to hear from future patients who are looking for the best and most-efficient shoulder resurfacing options available. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions, comments or concerns.