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What You Need to Know About Shoulder Replacement Surgery

What You Need to Know About Shoulder Replacement Surgery

by Stephanie Meadows
Most people know someone with an artificial hip or knee, but an artificial shoulder is not really a well-known entity. The shoulder is an elegant piece of machinery, made up of three main parts: your upper arm bone (the humorous), your shoulder blade (the scapula), and your collarbone (the clavicle). When a shoulder is healthy, your bones are covered with cartilage and a lubricating membrane that keep the joints moving and avoiding bone to bone friction.

OACM Shoulder Surgeon Performs Reverse Shoulder Replacement to Repair Injuries and Restore Function

OACM Shoulder Surgeon Performs Reverse Shoulder Replacement to Repair Injuries and Restore Function

by Bevon Findley (SU)
When a major injury, trauma or severe arthritis strikes, individuals can experience significant pain and weakness in the shoulder and arm. The problem can limit range of motion, affecting a person’s ability to exercise or engage in regular activities. For people with severe deterioration and loss of function of the shoulder joint, traditional therapies including rehabilitation may not be enough to restore the health of the joint.

About Us

For more than 40 years, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has provided the highest standard of orthopedic care for patients of all ages in Catonsville, Columbia and Eldersburg as well as nearby in the Annapolis, Washington, DC and Montgomery County areas. As our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors continue the traditions of our founding physicians, Dr. John Tansey and Dr. Kenneth Spence, we employ sophisticated advances and specialties in the field of orthopedic medicine, such as arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, onsite diagnostic imagery, outpatient surgery, and physical therapy rehabilitation for the full spectrum of joint, bone, muscle, back, and related pain conditions and injuries.