Total Shoulder Replacement
A definition of Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder replacement surgery is an option for treatment of severe arthritis of the shoulder joint. Arthritis affects the cartilage of the joints and as the cartilage begins to wear away, the protective lining between the bones is lost. This creates painful bone on bone rubbing and can even cause restriction of motion. Once cleared for active range of motion after surgery, it is important to start work on regaining full use of the joint. Using a Shoulder Dynasplint® System, a patient can work on raising their arm up and down and side to side. The Dynasplint® System provides a low amount of tension to create a gradual stretch to the shortened muscles and tendons. If you have had shoulder replacement surgery and are left with shoulder stiffness, you may want to consider using a dynamic splint to aid in your recovery process.