Professional Golfer Stryker Hip Recipient

Dennis P.

Total Hip Replacement

”On April 15 I had hip (left) replacement. Two days later I went home, only using my cane. I went on walks around my neighborhood every day.”

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Dennis p.

Don Robertson.

Knee Replacement and Shoulder Surgery

”I cannot tell you how happy I am with Dr. Robert Hartman as a diagnostician and surgeon”

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Don Robertson


Shoulder Anatomy and Function


How a Healthy Shoulder Works

Your shoulder is the most moveable joint in the body. It is made up of three bones:

  • the collarbone, or clavicle
  • the shoulder blade, or scapula
  • and the upper arm bone, or humerus

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Shoulder Joint Replacement

Are You Considering Shoulder Replacement Surgery?


Circumstances vary, but generally patients are considered for total joint replacement if:

  • Functional limitations restrict not only work and recreation, but also the ordinary activities of daily living
  • Pain is not relieved by more conservative methods of treatment — such as medications (including, for the shoulder, injections of cortisone, a powerful anti-inflammatory medication) and physical therapy — and/or by restricting activities
  • Stiffness in the joint is marked and, in the shoulder, significantly limits range of motion of the arm
  • X-rays show advanced arthritis or other problems

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Patient Testimonial


“I had the operation so I could get back to life, back to making a living. I’m so glad I did it.”
“I felt confident going into surgery, and my rehab was great. Now I can reach up with both hands, get a book off a shelf, write normally on a blackboard, and sleep without constantly waking up in pain — things people said I’d never do again.”

— Steve Fish, 53
Stryker Shoulder Replacement

A Final Word: The Decision Is Always Yours

Remember, even if your orthopaedic specialist determines that shoulder joint replacement is a good medical option for you, it is still up to you to make the final decision. The ultimate goal is for you to be as comfortable as possible, and that always means making the best decision for you based on your own individual needs.

Bottom line: You don’t have to live with severe shoulder pain and the functional limitations it causes. If you have not experienced adequate results with medication and other conservative treatments, shoulder replacement may provide the pain relief you long for — and help you to return to the lifestyle and activities you enjoy.

Shoulder AAOS Links

Arthritis of the Shoulder
Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
Dislocated Shoulder
Frozen Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Tears
Shoulder Pain and Common Shoulder Problems
Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
Shoulder Joint Replacement
Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear)
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Separation
Shoulder Surgery
Shoulder Surgery Exercise Guide