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Signs You May Need a Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement in Ohio Sep 23rd, 2019

Shoulder injuries or arthritis can be troublesome, but how do you know the severity of your injury? There are a standard list of symptoms that are clear indicators that the problem is severe enough to require surgery. If you find that you’re experiencing these symptoms or life changing factors, please...

Shoulder Surgery Recovery Tips Mar 2nd, 2018

Any type of shoulder surgery is going to take some time to recover from. It’s typically a fairly invasive procedure, after all, depending on the nature of the surgery. Whether it’s a torn rotator cuff, a labrum, or even a total shoulder replacement, the end goal of the procedure is...

Exploring All Shoulder Surgery Options Jan 5th, 2018

When you have a shoulder injury, or even a condition which hinders your movement like glenohumeral arthritis, it can be difficult to go through your day-to-day activities as you once did. No matter your age, activity level, or health, having limited range of motion and pain in your shoulder can...

Is Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Replacement Right for You? Aug 17th, 2017

A DIFFERENT KIND OF SHOULDER SURGERY For decades, traditional and highly invasive shoulder surgery methods have left patients with lengthy recovery times, pain, and far from ideal approaches to treating serious shoulder injuries. Traditional approaches leave much to be desired in the way of properly addressing patient-specific shoulder surgery needs....

How to Care for your Shoulders Feb 27th, 2017

Shoulder pain can be extremely difficult to deal with, especially when the pain is chronic. Although some shoulder pain may be the result of a simple strain that will heal on its own, some shoulder pain is the result of permanent damage. Whether it was an acute injury that damaged...

Shoulder Replacement Surgery Questions to ask Jan 12th, 2017

If you are considering a reverse total shoulder replacement surgery in Ohio, you have come to the right place. Dr. Kovack specializes in helping patients who have complex shoulder conditions. The methods employed by Dr. Kovack are minimally invasive and employ state of the art technology. If you are facing...

How to Pick a Shoulder Surgeon Dec 14th, 2016

If you have made the decision to go forward with arthroscopic shoulder surgery in Ohio, you are probably swimming in questions. From trying to determine how much time to take off from work to deciding upon the best post surgery exercise plan, there are a variety of things to consider...

Who Invented Reverse Shoulder Replacement? Nov 17th, 2016

When it comes to undergoing any type of surgery most patients have many questions surrounding the procedure. Our goal is always to provide our patients with outstanding access to information. When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Kovack you will be afforded the opportunity for an evaluation of your specific problem and...

Know Your Options: Alternatives to Traditional Shoulder Replacement Nov 11th, 2016

Most patients have heard of total shoulder replacement and are somewhat familiar with the traditional version of shoulder replacement. Conventional shoulder replacement involves an invasive surgery in which a metal humeral implant with a stem and ball and a plastic socket or cup that will be cemented in are employed....

The Difference Between Standard Shoulder Replacement and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Nov 9th, 2016

When it comes to facing shoulder surgery, there is often a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding the procedures for a patient. This lack of understanding can lead patients to feel extremely uncertain about the procedure they are facing and can leave patients feeling like their options are extremely limited. However,...

Introducing a New Rotator Cuff Treatment Oct 10th, 2016

WHAT IS A ROTATOR CUFF? As a ball socket joint, the shoulder needs a series of muscles and tendons to keep it stabilized and movable. These muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, connecting the upper arm to the shoulder blade, is collectively called the rotator cuff. These muscles...

3 Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery Jul 15th, 2016

WHAT IS ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY? Arthroscopic surgery, also just called Arthroscopy, is a minimally-invasive alternative option for some joint surgeries. The term “arthroscopic” evolved from two Greek words: arthro, which means “joint” and skopein, which means “to look.” Arthroscopic surgery is completed using equipment that allows the surgeon to see inside...

Don't Believe these Shoulder Replacement Myths Jun 15th, 2016

Don’t let misconceptions and common myths dissuade you from seeing your local orthopedic surgeon to discuss your shoulder replacement options. There are many myths floating around out there that make many people think they are too young for an arthroscopic shoulder surgery, that the circumstances aren’t right, or that the...

Preparing for your reverse total shoulder replacement May 15th, 2016

WHY WOULD I NEED THIS TYPE OF ARTHROPLASTY? Will you need a shoulder replacement in the future? Certain patients cannot have traditional  shoulder replacement surgery, so they must undergo a newer arthroplasty called a reverse total shoulder replacement. These two shoulder replacement surgeries are very similar, but the designs of...

Shoulder Pain's Most Common Cause Feb 25th, 2016

Shoulder pain causes discomfort and limitations to those who experience it. Some pain will lead to surgical solutions while others can be treated with physical therapy. The most common cause of shoulder pain for those that experience it is tendinitis. Tendinitis is inflammation found in the rotator cuff or the...

Advantages of Shoulder Resurfacing For Adolescents and Young Adults Feb 15th, 2016

In a previous post, we discussed reasons why patients might want to seek out shoulder replacement alternatives. At the top of that list was age: total shoulder replacement surgery is typically reserved for patients who are 60 years old and above. However, as many young athletes know, injuries and arthritis don’t...

Five Foods to Ban From your diet if you have arthritis Jan 25th, 2016

Arthritis is the word we use to refer to diseases related to inflammation and joint pain. Although we lack much knowledge regarding arthritis, including what causes it, treatments have been developed over the years, including shoulder replacement surgery. Medical research and patient experience have both contributed to a list of...

Common Rotator Cuff Injuries Jan 15th, 2016

As you may or may not know, the rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles and their respective tendons that envelope your main shoulder joint. The rotator cuff is very important to your mobility as it allows you to raise your arm and rotate it, as well as to...

Common Shoulder Issues that could be causing your pain Jan 1st, 2016

Did you know that what you call your shoulder is actually several joints combined with muscles and tendons to provide you with a wide range of motion – from throwing that perfect pitch to simply scratching your back. However, mobility comes with a price! As the Top Shoulder Specialist in Columbus,...

Comparing Arthroscopic TSR to Conventional TSR Nov 30th, 2015

Shoulder injuries or arthritis can inhibit many activities. A person that was once able to push, pull, and throw may no longer be able to perform these movements due to a slight or severe shoulder injury or increasing arthritis. There are a few different ways to treat a shoulder injury,...

A Few Reasons for you to Consider Shoulder Replacement Alternatives Nov 6th, 2015

Shoulder pain is common at many stages of life. Young athletes can suffer a shoulder injury during a sports match or playing too rough during recess. Other young people may be suffering from juvenile arthritis in the shoulder. Many older people have shoulder pain due to injuries from accidents. In...

If you have severe shoulder pain, you may need shoulder resurfacing in Columbus Nov 3rd, 2015

It’s commonly true that one doesn’t realize the necessity of a certain body part until it is no longer functioning as normal. Are you experiencing shoulder pain? Isn’t it tedious that throwing a ball isn’t as easy or even possible when you have a shoulder injury or arthritis? A simple...

How are muscles affected in a reverse total shoulder replacement? Oct 15th, 2015

The shoulder’s rotator cuff is comprised of four main muscles – subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor. These muscles work together with the humerus, scapula, clavicle, humeral head, and glenoid fossa to give you range of motion. Another shoulder muscle, the deltoid, works together with the rotator cuff to allow...

Shoulder Replacement Alternatives Sep 4th, 2015

Shoulder injuries do not limit themselves to a specific age group or type of activity. Since shoulder injuries can happen to anyone, we make it our mission to provide treatment through different mediums to make sure everyone has the best options. Conventional shoulder replacement surgery (or total shoulder arthroplasty) is...

Shoulder Resurfacing Helps Arthritis Jun 29th, 2015

Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint that causes stiffness and pain. There are many types of shoulder arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease among others. No matter the direct type of shoulder arthritis, the cartilage around the shoulder ball and socket is damaged which causes the...

What to Expect Before and After Your First Shoulder Surgery Jun 15th, 2015

So you’ve recently spoken with your physician about undergoing shoulder surgery, but you’ve never had surgery before; what are you supposed to expect? Thanks to the spectacular advancements in medical technology in the past century, surgery is easier than ever. Don’t assume it will be a breeze; we are still...

What is Shoulder Resurfacing, really? Jun 4th, 2015

After suffering a shoulder injury or disease, the variety of options available for recovery treatment are abundant: physical therapy, platelet and stem cell procedures, or surgery just to name a few. Recover from a shoulder injury is particularly tricky due to the constant daily use. For the purpose of brevity...

4 Simple Immediate Recovery Techniques for Shoulder Resurfacing Patients Jun 1st, 2015

Whether you’ve had shoulder resurfacing surgery due to arthritis or injury, are old or young, physically fit or getting by, these shoulder exercises will bring your range of motion to full swing in no time. The purpose of shoulder resurfacing with Dr. Kovack is to give your shoulder the range...

How does an MLB Pitcher's Shoulder Withstand Such Force? Jun 1st, 2015

Spring time means getting into the full “throws” of Major League Baseball. Whether you’re a Cleveland Indians or Cincinnati Reds fan or maybe even play some ball yourself, it’s clear that the pitcher uses his arm and shoulder exhaustively. In some cases, the pitcher does not even throw for a...

What is Causing Your Shoulder Pain? May 5th, 2015

Your shoulder is part of everyday life. Without it, you may not be able to do normal daily tasks, like brushing your teeth, pouring your morning cup of Joe or even driving to work. Can you imagine taking on your daily routine without your shoulders? It would be nearly impossible....

Resolve Your Shoulder pain once and for all! Mar 19th, 2015

In our previous post, we talked about how shoulder tissues can eventually deteriorate over time from overuse or age. If you aren’t taking proper care of your shoulders and you are using them constantly, it is no wonder that you ended up with a painful shoulder injury. The most common shoulder...

Regain Shoulder Strength with Stretching Feb 17th, 2015

If you’ve been reading our informative blog series. then you already know that our previous blog post mentioned how you can regain strength in your shoulder after your surgery with our top shoulder specialist, Dr. Thomas Kovack. We already mentioned that working on you range of motion can help to strengthen your shoulder,...

Gain Back Your Range of Motion Feb 5th, 2015

Shoulder surgery is a big step, and if you’ve recently recovered from shoulder resurfacing with Dr. Thomas Kovack in Columbus, OH, then you are probably eager to start using your shoulder like you did before you injured it. If you were an athlete or you just liked working out regularly before your surgery,...

Doctor Kovack has had amazing success Jan 19th, 2015

If you’ve been following our informative blog posts, then you already know that this blog is going to concentrate around our amazing top shoulder specialist in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Thomas Kovack. Top shoulder specialists can be difficult to find, there are a lot of doctors out there that can give you...

Are you a good candidate? Dec 22nd, 2014

Shoulder surgery is something that you shouldn’t take lightly, and if you are having severe shoulder pain that is starting to affect the outcome of your day and even the quality of sleep you are getting at night, then you need to schedule a consultation with the top shoulder specialist in...

Arthroscopic Biologic Total Shoulder Info Nov 17th, 2014

If you have been wondering more about arthroscopic biologic total shoulder replacement, then you are in the right place. At ColumbusShoulderDoc.com you can find all of the information you need. Our top shoulder specialist, Dr. Kovack, has what it takes to give you the natural shoulder repair you need to get...

TSR Improves Range of Motion Nov 3rd, 2014

Are you ready to give yourself relief like never before? When you put your trust into the hands of our top shoulder specialist in Columbus, OH, Dr. Thomas Kovack, you will be able to restore your youthfulness! At ColumbusShoulderDoc.com, you can find all of the information you would ever need about...

Shoulder Repair For the Active Oct 7th, 2014

You can’t visit the doctor without hearing that you need to be more active. Exercise is a key factor in an overall healthy lifestyle, but unfortunately, there are times when it can be hard on your body. In some cases, that exercise can even cause you to need shoulder surgery....

What to Expect After Your Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Sep 26th, 2014

Going into surgery is always scary, no matter what kind of surgery it is, and not many people know what to expect. Our goal is to not only provide you with the surgery that you need, but to also help you feel good about the decision that you have made....

How to Entertain Yourself After Your Surgery From Top Shoulder Specialist Sep 5th, 2014

Are you getting ready to visit the top shoulder specialist in Columbus, OH for shoulder surgery? If so, you may be wondering what you will do with yourself during those weeks of recovery. Many of us lead busy lives, and the idea of slowing down for even a few weeks is not...

How to Prepare for your Shoulder Resurfacing in Columbus, OH Aug 20th, 2014

Although advances in shoulder resurfacing in Columbus, OH have made surgery less painful and easier to recover from, it is still surgery and it can make many people nervous. Our top shoulder specialist is not only dedicated to providing you with the care that you need, but also to helping you to feel as...

Preparing Your Home for Recovery from your Biologic Total Shoulder Replacement & Resurfacing Aug 4th, 2014

If you have been reading our previous blogs, then you already know that the recovery from your biologic total shoulder replacement and resurfacing will be shorter and easier than a traditional shoulder replacement. However, there will still be some recovery time that you will have to live through. We would love to...

Learn About What Makes Dr. Kovack the Top Shoulder Specialist Jun 4th, 2014

There are many shoulder specialists that you could go to in Columbus, OH. When you need surgery, you want to know that you are in good hands. With so many surgeons to choose from, how do you choose which one to go to? We believe that our surgeon, Dr. Thomas...

The Advantages of Biologic Total Shoulder Replacement & Resurfacing Apr 22nd, 2014

Not so long ago, there used to be only one type of shoulder replacement surgery that you could get. This traditional surgery is referred to as open repair because the surgeon had to make larger incisions to replace the joint with either a metal or a plastic joint. Now, thanks...

Top Elbow Specialist in Columbus, OH Available Here Jan 11th, 2014

With the New Year now gloriously upon us, you need to ask yourself a simple question: Why settle for the rest when you can have the best? Yes, if you are in need of an Top Elbow Specialist in Columbus, OH, there really truly is only one person to seek out....