Finally, An Alternative To Total Shoulder Replacement
For years, there were limited options when faced with undergoing shoulder surgery and/or total shoulder replacement. These procedures involve incredibly invasive steps, and place addition strain and stress on the shoulder, leaving many shoulder replacement surgery patients in pain for weeks after surgical completion. Moreover, the long-term effects of traditional shoulder replacement surgeries tend not to restore full mobility, leaving many patients in pain, confusion, and stuck with an already-deteriorated shoulder, forcing them to seek either a second (or third) round of surgery, or left to deal with the pain. Fortunately, there’s now a much safer and more effective alternative to shoulder replacement surgery, allowing qualified patients to benefit from the procedure. Among these shoulder replacement alternatives is arthroscopic biologic total shoulder replacement, a revolutionary procedure that affords qualified patients the restorative freedom lost since shoulder complications arose. Do you feel you that arthroscopic biologic total shoulder resurfacing could be right for you or a loved one? Continue reading to learn more about this truly restorative alternative to shoulder replacement.
What is Arthroscopic Biologic Total Shoulder Resurfacing?
Often, when surgeons perform shoulder replacement surgery, they are practicing traditional methods and procedures. And while these methods have been proven to aid in restoring shoulder mobility and pain reduction, the results often leaving patients needing extensive follow up therapy, recovery procedures, or another surgery. With arthroscopic biologic total shoulder resurfacing, the final implant is much more closely related to the patient’s anatomy than a conventional total shoulder replacement, offering exponentially increased shoulder functionality and pain relief.
How Does Arthroscopic Biologic Total Shoulder Resurfacing Work?
One of arthroscopic biologic total shoulder resurfacing’s signature traits involves how the implant is placed within the shoulder. Unlike conventional shoulder replacement surgeries, arthroscopic biologic total shoulder resurfacing applies an imperfect circle ball attachment to the shoulder joint after grinding away arthritic complications. This attachment grows into the bone, offering surgery recipients a more natural rotation once healed. On the socket side, the arthritis or injured bone is also ground down, and a plastic attachment is cemented in, taking place of the other side of the joint. While this might sound overly invasive, arthroscopic biologic total shoulder resurfacing affords recipients peace of mind that stems from total shoulder resurfacing’s superb early long-term effects; conventional total shoulder replacement and total shoulder resurfacing are made further dissimilar in their long-term effectiveness, as conventional methods and implants have a much higher rate of slipping loose and wearing down. Conversely, total shoulder resurfacing has shown not only to remain in place longer and more readily, but drastically reduces the need for follow up procedures.
Well-Being Won’t Wait
If you feel you’re among the unfortunate many who are faced with choosing between functioning with excruciating shoulder pain and feel your only options are conventional shoulder replacement surgeries, reach out to Dr. Kovack and his team to learn more about the freedom arthroscopic biologic total shoulder resurfacing can bring, and experience the life-changing benefits of alternative shoulder replacement.