What is Shoulder arthroplasty?

Category: Surgeries

Most popular types: Shoulder arthroplasty (left) Shoulder arthroplasty (right)

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Shoulder arthroplasty, also called shoulder replacement surgery, is usually done only after more conservative treatments (such as physical therapy, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications) have failed. The surgery is done to replace the bones of the shoulder joint with artificial joint parts.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Osteoarthritis 11 6
Alkaptonuria 2 0
Bone necrosis 1 0
Broken shoulder 1 0
Falls 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Shoulder arthroplasty

Side effect Patients
Limited range of motion 6
Pain 1
Pain in right shoulder and arm 1
Post surgical trauma 1
Reduced arm swing 1
Weakness in arm(s) 1

Why patients stopped taking Shoulder arthroplasty

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See all 24 patients who've stopped having Shoulder arthroplasty

Duration

Currently having Shoulder arthroplasty

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped having Shoulder arthroplasty

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 24
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Shoulder arthroplasty

Dec 12, 2012 (Started Dec 12, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for osteoarthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (limited range of motion)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: The arthritic pain was gone immediately. The surgical pain diminished very quickly. I am in my 4th month of physical therapy and have almost full range of motion. I have some weakness still in that shoulder and arm which I am working on.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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