The "Natural" shoulder is an alternative to a convention shoulder replacement when you have severe glenohumeral arthritis. It is the option that is most like your own shoulder. The "ball" or humeral head is an oval shape, like your own shoulder and not round like the typical shoulder replacements out there. The "socket" or glenoid implant sits inside the bone keeping your own natural shape and contour and not on top the bone like a typical shoulder replacement. This means it is the closest type of replacement like your own shoulder without removing a lot of bone. It only removes the arthritis. Many patients comment after the surgery that it feels "Natural". The implant is a resurfacing of the ball and socket. After recovery patients can get back to their active lifestyle without the restrictions that come with a conventional total shoulder replacement. Dr. Thomas Kovack has 16 years of experience and has implanted the the most "Natural" shoulders in the country in the last several years. If you are or know someone that is a candidate for the "Natural" shoulder then please contact Dr. Kovack's office for an appointment, 614-526-2150. You can also see more information on this procedure on his website www.AdvantageOrthoDocs.com.
Total Shoulder Resurfacing (TSR) as a better alternative for severe shoulder arthritis for younger and/or highly active older patients that does not have the the restrictions that comes with a conventional total shoulder replacement.
CuffMend is a new technique and method to repair rotator cuff tears using a dermal allograft. Minimally invasive, quick arthroscopic technique which increases the strength of rotator cuff repairs by 60% from the start! Less pain with faster recovery!!
Have you been told that you need a total shoulder replacement but you are too young or too active but cannot live with the pain and want a solution? There is an alternative to conventional shoulder replacement for you - Total Shoulder Resurfacing.
Have you been told you need a shoulder replacement? Make sure you do your homework because there are different options depending on the circumstances. Make sure you chose the right surgeon and the right option for you.
Newly approved Rotium Patch used in rotator cuff repair surgery has shown significant increase in healing and strength of the repair. This translates into a faster recovery, quicker return to work and activities and less chance of re-tear in the future!
If you have an arthritic knee and have failed conservative treatment then you may want to look at Robotic assisted knee replacement. This new technology is revolutionizing knee replacement surgery!