Patients in Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, & Estero, FL

Shoulder resurfacing is a procedure also used to treat arthritis of the shoulder. In Naples, FL shoulder resurfacing is a less invasive alternative to a total shoulder replacement.

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Description

Shoulder resurfacing removes less of the patients bone than what is removed during a total replacement procedure. Typically, in Naples, shoulder resurfacing is only performed where the shoulder is damaged.  This surgery is usually preferred for patients with arthritis affecting only one portion of the shoulder. During a procedure,  the resurfacing implant is placed on top and not within the humerus bone.

Recovery

The recovery time of a shoulder resurfacing procedure varies depending on each individual patient. Patients will have to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise after their surgery. Dr. Goldberg may also encourage a physical therapy regimen to restore and strengthen the joint after surgery. Shoulder resurfacing in the Naples, Bonita Springs, and Fort Myers areas can provide desired shoulder relief.