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When is Stemmed Hemiarthroplasty Necessary?

Stemmed hemiarthroplasty may be recommended if you experience:

  • Severe shoulder pain that limits daily activities and does not respond to conservative treatments
  • Extensive damage to the humeral head from arthritis or injury
  • Fractures of the humeral head that cannot be repaired with other surgical techniques
  • Desire to restore shoulder function while addressing significant joint damage

Overview of the Procedure

During the stemmed hemiarthroplasty procedure, you will be placed under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision over the shoulder to access the joint. The damaged humeral head is removed, and a metal implant with a stem is inserted into the humerus. This implant replicates the shape and function of the natural humeral head, ensuring smooth movement within the shoulder joint.

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

Excel Health’s Approach

At Excel Health, we prioritize patient-specific care and advanced surgical techniques to ensure the best outcomes for stemmed hemiarthroplasty. Our approach includes:

  • Customized Surgical Plans: We tailor each procedure to the patient’s specific condition and anatomy, ensuring precise implant placement and optimal joint function.
  • Innovative Techniques: Utilizing the latest in surgical technology and minimally invasive methods to reduce recovery time and enhance results.
  • Comprehensive Preoperative Assessment: Thorough evaluations to determine the most appropriate surgical plan, considering all aspects of the patient’s health and lifestyle.

Recovery and Rehabilitation

Post-surgical care is crucial for a successful recovery from stemmed hemiarthroplasty. At Excel Health, we offer:

  • Structured Rehabilitation Programs: Customized physical therapy plans to restore strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the shoulder.
  • Effective Pain Management: Advanced pain management strategies to minimize discomfort and support healing.
  • Continuous Support and Monitoring: Regular follow-up appointments to monitor progress, address any concerns, and adjust the rehabilitation plan as needed.

Contact Us

If severe shoulder pain is affecting your quality of life, stemmed hemiarthroplasty might be the solution for you. Schedule a consultation with one of our specialists at Excel Health to explore your treatment options. We are committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care to help you achieve optimal shoulder health. Contact us today to learn more about stemmed hemiarthroplasty and how we can assist you.

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