Answers to Common Shoulder Pain Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about shoulder pain.

Who are the best candidates for reverse shoulder replacement vs. conventional shoulder replacement?

Dr. Mark Zunkiewicz discusses who would be the best candidates for reverse shoulder replacement and conventional shoulder replacment. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Those with an active lifestyle who have osteoarthritis in the shoulder may be good candidates for conventional total shoulder replacement, according to the Arthritis FoundationOff Site Icon (AF). This procedure is effective in relieving pain and restoring mobility, the AF states.

atients who don’t have arthritis may need reverse total shoulder replacement surgery, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS). This is also an effective choice for those patients who aren’t as active, the AAOS states.

Talk to your doctor about candidacy for shoulder replacement.

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Source: Michael Herbenick, MD, Premier Orthopedics; Mark Zunkiewicz, MD, Premier Orthopedics

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