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Information About Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder arthritis is much less common than knee and hip arthritis, but when it occurs it can become a significant problem. Wearing away of the cartilage in shoulder arthritis can cause pain and stiffness of the joint.

Shoulder Arthritis
Shoulder arthritis is less common than degenerative changes to the hips and knees, but can be extremely debilitating. Patients with shoulder arthritis may try conservative treatments, but eventually may need shoulder replacement surgery.

Shoulder Arthritis Information
Shoulder arthritis is less common than degenerative changes to the hips and knees, but can be extremely debilitating. Patients with shoulder arthritis may eventually may need shoulder replacement surgery.

Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Information about shoulder replacement surgery, also called total shoulder replacement. This is the third most commonly replaced joint (behind knees and hips) in the body.

AC Arthritis
AC arthritis is a common condition of degeneration of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. The AC joint is between the clavicle (collarbone) and acromion (shoulder blade). Arthritis or arthrosis of the AC joint can cause shoulder pain.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery
A reverse shoulder replacement is a procedure developed for patients who have severe shoulder arthritis with coexisting rotator cuff tears. These patients have had significant problems with total shoulder replacement, and therefore the reverse shoulder replacement has been developed.

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