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The Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin
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The Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin
The Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin
The Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin

Rotator Cuff Arthropathy

(are-throp’-a-thee)

A condition of the shoulder that involves both a massive rotator cuff tear and debilitating arthritis with loss of cartilage.

Causes

 Symptoms

Treatment

A Reversed Total Joint Replacement

Advancements in technology continue to revolutionize medicine. Surgery is now more precise and more specialized than ever before resulting in streamlined procedures, improved outcomes, and shorter recovery time.

Shoulder surgery represents just this kind of specialization. Thanks to a new prosthesis and new surgical techniques, shoulder surgery has become a boon to patients by dramatically reducing pain and discomfort and returning substantial movement to the shoulder.

Over 14 million people a year visit doctors for shoulder problems. In the last decade, shoulder surgery has come a long way and now surgeons are able to treat conditions that were considered inoperable not so very long ago.

 

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