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Shoulder Surgery

Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Restore Movement at Orthopedics-Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center

The shoulder joint is highly susceptible to injury because it is the most flexible joint in the body. It also is a target for damaging arthritis. Our orthopedic surgeons at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center can help provide pain relief through total shoulder replacement surgery.

What Is Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

During shoulder surgery, your orthopedic surgeon removes and replaces the damaged ball-and-socket joint with artificial parts made of metal and very durable plastic. These implants help your shoulder move in a similar way to a healthy joint. You will require physical therapy after surgery to recover and heal properly. A physical therapist will customize a program just for you to help you restore your mobility and relieve pain from the surgery.

It’s important to continue your exercise program with daily stretching and strengthening. By complying with your rehabilitation program prescribed by your orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist, you can expect the best outcome after your surgery.

For more information about shoulder-replacement surgery or to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center, please call:
Fort Madison - 319-376-1135
West Burlington - 319-768-4970

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