Top Shoulder Specialists in New Jersey

We utilize the expertise of our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeons, Sports Medicine Specialists, and Physical Therapists to develop treatment plans based on your unique injury, lifestyle, and goals.

What is a Shoulder Resurfacing Procedure?

Orthopaedic Institute Brielle Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Institute Brielle Orthopaedics specialists perform a shoulder resurfacing procedure on patients who suffer from arthritis or a traumatic injury but are not ready for a total shoulder replacement. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia on an in-patient, usually 1-2-night, basis.

The procedure. During the procedure, a specialist removes damaged bone from the humeral head and replaces it with a metal component. The metal component is perfectly fit to your bone and cemented in place. The specialist checks range of motion to ensure the shoulder moves freely and easily.

Recovery. Your arm is placed in a sling after the procedure and remains in the sling for about 6-weeks. Physical therapy is started two weeks after your surgery to help you regain shoulder strength and function. Total recovery time is dependent on the your healing processes and response to physical therapy. Many patients are able to drive 2-6 weeks after their procedure and start physical activity after 3 months.

What Conditions Does a Shoulder Resurfacing Procedure Treat?

A shoulder resurfacing procedure is ideal for patients who are in pain and/or have a limited range of motion but are not ready for a total shoulder replacement. Common conditions that cause these symptoms include:

  • Osteoarthritis. A disease characterized by the wear and tear of joint bone and cartilage.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis. An autoimmune disease in which the body attacks and destroys its own cartilage.
  • Avascular necrosis. Lack of blood blow causes the shoulder bone to deteriorate.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis. A traumatic accident damages bone and cartilage which in turns causes early onset arthritis.

Our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeons are experts in diagnosing and treating shoulder resurfacing procedures.

If you are in pain and would like a treatment solution should contact us to schedule an appointment at any of our convenient locations in Wall, Toms River, Freehold, Red Bank and coming soon to Edison.

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