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Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Joe is a fantastic patient to work with! He presented with severe right shoulder arthritis and had severe glenoid (socket) wear. After 3 dimensional planning, he elected to proceed with a reverse shoulder replacement.

Many patients present with the notion that a shoulder replacement means the end of athletic activities. In Joe’s case, while he loved golfing, he had severe difficulty enjoying it because of his shoulder. Now, on the road to recovery after reverse shoulder replacement, Joe is back to practicing his swing and hitting the course frequently!

  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery

Maria is a nurse who sustained a shoulder injury while caring for a patient. On clinical examination and MRI she had findings consistent with a large rotator cuff tear and elected to undergo rotator cuff repair. Due to the nature of the tear, cadaveric tissue was used to augment the rotator cuff repair in order to aid healing. This procedure can be done arthroscopically utilizing only small incisions. She has made a great recovery and is back to work!
Torn supraspinatus (rotator cuff) tendon

Arthroscopic video assessing how the tendon should be fixed

Arthroscopic videos demonstrating the repair construct

Sutures are passed through the tendon AND the cadaveric tissue and then tied and secured into lateral anchors securing the repaired tendon and graft back to the bone!

Anatomic Right Shoulder Arthroplasty

Jeff is a 63 year old male who presented with years of sharp, incapacitating right shoulder pain. After a course of nonoperative treatment he underwent an anatomic right shoulder arthroplasty. He has done a great job in PT postoperatively and is back to golfing and sleeping soundly again!

  • Anatomic Right Shoulder Arthroplasty

Rotator Cuff Repair

Jon is a 60 year old male who works in heavy labor. After an unfortunate fall at work, he was unable to use his shoulder with any strength. An MRI demonstrated a large rotator cuff tear, and fortunately he was able to have all 3 torn tendons repaired arthroscopically. He worked closely with physical therapy and is now back to work without restrictions and pain! Great job rehabilitating from a difficult injury Jon!

  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder Replacement

David is a 78 year old gentleman who enjoys ballroom dancing and being in the outdoors! He had debilitating arthritis and rotator cuff tears in both shoulders, and underwent reverse shoulder replacement four months apart. In the video below he is 6 weeks postoperative from right shoulder replacement and 6 months out from left shoulder replacement! Custom baseplates were used on both sides due to complex bony wear on the glenoid/socket, and through diligent rehabilitation he has already achieved an excellent result. Reverse shoulder replacement can get you back to the activities that you enjoy!

  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery