Are there any new innovations in shoulder replacement treatment?

In recent years, there have been new developments in shoulder replacement procedures, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS). The AAOS states that some research has focused on new prosthetic designs, and on the use of biologics to resurface arthritic shoulders.

According to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH), researchers are studying new ways to:

  • Correct movement patterns that cause shoulder pain in some people with spinal cord damage
  • Develop new medicines that help muscles and tendons heal
  • Improve function and reduce pain
  • Improve surgery
  • Prevent and treat rotator cuff tears

Ask your doctor about new innovations in shoulder replacement.

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