Revision shoulder surgery consists of replacing an artificial shoulder joint.
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Conditions Treated with Revision Shoulder Surgery:
Revision shoulder surgery is performed in order to replace an artificial joint that is worn due to normal wear and tear, loosening, damage, infection, or dislocation. It can also be performed to treat shoulder pain.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to revision shoulder surgery.
Anesthesia with Revision Shoulder Surgery:
Revision shoulder surgery is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Revision Shoulder Surgery:
Possible risks following revision shoulder surgery include bleeding, infection and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience bone loss. Some patients do not notice improvement in shoulder mobility.
Recovery from Revision Shoulder Surgery:
The total recovery time following revision shoulder surgery is six to eight weeks.