Category Archive for: ‘Shoulder Replacement’

The Older Person’s Guide To Joint Replacement

Jan. 13, 2009American Geriatric SocietyStar-Telegram.com Knee and hip replacement can ease pain and improve movement and function in joints damaged by disease or injury. The surgery – in which damaged or diseased parts of the joint are replaced with metal or plastic substitutes – has a very high success rate. That said, there are some risks. A small percentage of …

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Spare Parts – Shoulder Replacement Surgery

More patients are turning to shoulder-replacement surgery to relieve pain and restore motionBy ANN CARRNSThe Wall Street JournalSept. 13, 2008 Carol DiFrulo had come to dread driving to her job as a high-school art teacher on New York’s Staten Island. She loved her work, but arthritis in her shoulders had become so painful that she would cry when maneuvering the …

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