Do you require Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
Should I have Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
Severe shoulder issues can make a person totally dependent on others and housebound. This could lead to mental depression, sadness and feeling of worthlessness. It’s better to go for consultation and get all the necessary tests done before it’s too late.
Main Reasons to Have Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid and Rotator Cuff Tear are three of the main reasons why Shoulder Replacement is recommended by Shoulder Specialists all over the world.
Osteoarthritis: Also called as the degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis is the gradual wear and tear of your shoulder cartilage and other joint tissues in your old age.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: A type of Shoulder Arthritis where you might experience tenderness and warmth in your shoulder joint. Severe fatigue, weight loss and fever are some of the common symptoms of rheumatoid Arthritis.
Severe Fractures: Shoulder fractures can result from fall on the shoulder, sports injuries, vehicle accidents etc.
Broken Shoulder: A broken shoulder is a fractured humerus. The humerus is your upper arm bone between your shoulder and elbow.
But there are several other reasons that make you an eligible candidate for Shoulder Replacement Surgery… Let’s have a look at it:
Are you experiencing severe shoulder pain?
Severe Shoulder Pain that interferes with everyday activities, such as reaching into a cabinet, dressing, toileting and washing.
Moderate to severe pain while resting?
This pain may be severe enough to spoil a good night's sleep.
A decreased range of motion in shoulder?
Joint range of motion refers to both the distance a joint can move and the direction in which it can move. Loss of motion in your shoulder is a slow process and could lead to extreme weakness in your joints.
Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery Age Limit
You are never too young or too old to undergo Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery. In fact, Dr. Amyn Rajani says that age is definitely not a criterion for or against surgery, it’s the disability
Delaying Total Shoulder Surgery
It is extremely important to be mentally prepared before you actually decide to go under the knife. However, don’t delay the surgery for too long, you can also seek help from your friends, family, psychologist etc.
Sports Shoulder Surgery
Whether you are a professional player or an amateur, your shoulder can injure while playing different types of sports. Rigorous exercises, unfortunate on-field accidents and over stretching of muscles while playing are some of the factors that could lead to shoulder injuries.
Tennis & the use of Shoulder
When we talk about the important body parts of a tennis player, the shoulder would be right at the top of the list!
Without good shoulder mobility, stability and strength it becomes difficult for a tennis player to survive even one match set, forget about scrapping through an entire match with an unfit shoulder.
Shoulder replacement surgery may keep you out of action for a long time, but if it is helping you to gain that lost arm movement then it is all worth it.
If you have any one all your tests done, consult your shoulder specialist and if he says that shoulder replacement surgery is absolutely necessary for you then definitely go for it.