There are many things and factors to ponder if you are considering Shoulder Resurfacing in Columbus, OH, especially if you are a younger person.  Research has shown that shoulder resurfacing arthroplasty should be considered a legitimate substitute for younger patients as opposed to standard stemmed implants. In fact, for practically any patient, joint resurfacing is a great alternative to complete joint replacement surgery.

What makes it such a great alternative is that it generally allows patients to preserve the vast amount of the natural tissue because this type of procedure will only replace the dead part of the joint. Should it ever become necessary, shoulder replacement or joint replacement at a later date or time, can always have be done. That is yet another reason why it is such a good option for patients who are more active or younger. It does allow them to postpone surgery.

Most notably, this procedure is good option for all of the following type of patients:

  • loss of cartilage
  • loss of function
  • osteoarthritis
  • pain that does not respond to other treatment
  • fractures of the head of the humerus or upper arm bone
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • stiffness
  • mild to moderate joint wear

Another component that is absolutely worth mentioning is the fact that patients may experience a faster recovery time and have less pain than had they had with the more traditional total replacement surgery. For more information about this procedure, we encourage you to set up a consultation with us here.