What happens when a reverse shoulder replacement fails?

Among the complications seen in this procedure are: Component loosening or failure. Bone fractures around the implant or in the shoulder blade. Weakness, numbness or tingling sensations. Nerve damage that affects feeling or control of the arm and hand.

What is the normal range of motion after reverse shoulder replacement?

Typically around 20-30 degrees. No Internal Rotation (IR) range of motion (ROM).

What is it that causes the pain after shoulder replacement?

During the initial postoperative years, the most common reasons for pain are instability, postoperative fracture of the acromion or spine, and periprosthetic infection. Later, aseptic loosening, with humeral loosening being more frequent that glenoid loosening, can be a source of pain and reduction in function.

What are the limitations after shoulder replacement?

Typically, the boundaries have been set by the surgeon, with many patients cautioned or even prohibited from overhead sports, weight training, or heavy work responsibilities. A typical set of guidelines may include no repetitive overhead sports, except for recreational swimming, and no lifting over 20 pounds.

Which is worse shoulder replacement or reverse shoulder replacement?

For patients with large rotator cuff tears or shoulder arthritis, arthropathy, reverse total shoulder replacement is a better option because the rotator cuff muscles no longer function. The reverse total shoulder replacement relies on the deltoid muscle, instead of the rotator cuff, to position and power the arm.

How painful is total shoulder replacement?

Most patients are very satisfied with the degree of pain relief. However, these shoulder replacements are not perfect and may ache a little when the weather changes or if you are too active. Range of motion and function can be improved by this surgery but the amount of change is less predictable than pain relief.

Can I get disability for shoulder replacement?

To qualify for SSD benefits, you’ll need to prove you’re unable to work in your previous field of employment. You must also show your shoulder replacement imposes such severe limitations that you can’t maintain gainful employment in any other field either.

What happens after 10 years of shoulder replacement?

The patient-reported outcomes showed a large, long-lasting, and positive effect up to 10 years after surgery. It included reduction in pain and a greater ability to complete everyday tasks. Ten-year survival for the different types of shoulder replacements was around: 92-95% for total shoulder replacements.

Can I do pushups after reverse shoulder replacement?

We encourage our patients to stay as active as possible. However, doing things that place significant stress on the shoulder greater than 25lbs. is discouraged. Things like push-ups or pull-ups or weight lifting greater than our weight restrictions could lead to a wearing-out of the replacement.