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When is Shoulder Resurfacing Necessary?

Shoulder resurfacing may be necessary if you experience:

  • Persistent shoulder pain that interferes with daily activities and does not improve with non-surgical treatments
  • Significant damage to the humeral head due to arthritis or injury
  • Desire to maintain more of your natural shoulder joint compared to a total shoulder replacement

Overview of the Procedure

During the shoulder resurfacing procedure, you will be placed under general anesthesia to ensure comfort and safety. The surgeon makes an incision over the shoulder to access the joint. The damaged surface of the humeral head is carefully removed and replaced with a metal cap. This implant mimics the natural shape of the humeral head, allowing for smooth movement within the joint.

The incision is then closed with sutures, and the shoulder is typically immobilized with a sling to support healing.

Excel Health’s Approach

At Excel Health, our approach to shoulder resurfacing includes:

  • Minimally Invasive Techniques: Whenever possible, we utilize minimally invasive methods to reduce pain, minimize scarring, and expedite recovery.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: We tailor our surgical plans to meet each patient’s unique health needs and recovery goals, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
  • Advanced Surgical Expertise: Our surgeons are skilled in the latest shoulder resurfacing techniques, using state-of-the-art equipment to provide high-quality care.

Post-surgical Care and Recovery

Recovery from shoulder resurfacing involves a structured rehabilitation program to ensure the best outcomes. At Excel Health, we provide:

  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation: A personalized rehabilitation program designed to restore shoulder strength, flexibility, and function begins soon after surgery.
  • Pain Management: Effective strategies to manage and minimize pain are implemented to enhance your recovery experience.
  • Ongoing Support: Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor your progress, adjust your recovery plan as needed, and ensure a smooth return to your daily activities.

Contact Us

If you are experiencing shoulder pain and believe shoulder resurfacing might be the right treatment for you, schedule a consultation with one of our specialists at Excel Health. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to help you achieve optimal shoulder health and regain your ability to perform everyday activities comfortably.

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