Shoulder Resurfacing for Residents of Freehold & Monroe Township, NJ
If you’re experiencing prolonged shoulder pain that is unabated by conservative treatments such as oral medications, corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, and exercise, then you may want to consider shoulder resurfacing. This procedure is an alternative to a total shoulder replacement and may be ideal for some patients who have a rotator cuff disease or injury, or mild to moderate arthritis that is confined to the humeral head. At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, we can perform shoulder resurfacing at our state-of-the-art facilities in Freehold and Monroe Township, New Jersey.
What Is Shoulder Resurfacing?
Arthritis of the shoulder is characterized by a permanent loss of the smooth surface of the ball and socket of the shoulder joint, which significantly reduces the comfort and functionality of the shoulder. Shoulder resurfacing involves replacing the damaged top part of the arm bone (the humeral head) with a cap-resurfacing prosthesis, which gives a new surface to the ball of the joint while allowing much of the natural bone to remain intact. This procedure can ultimately improve the mechanics of the shoulder by providing a smooth joint surface.
After shoulder resurfacing, patients usually stay in recovery for one to two days. A sling is typically worn for up to six weeks and a few weeks of physical therapy or exercise at home are usually recommended to restore a full range of motion to the joint.
If you would like to learn more about shoulder resurfacing, contact the professionals at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute today. We are happy to serve patients at our facilities in Freehold and Monroe Township, New Jersey.