Category Archive for: ‘Shoulder Replacement’

The Older Person’s Guide To Joint Replacement

Jan. 13, 2009American Geriatric 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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