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Anyone had shoulder replacement at Mayo Clinic?

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Aug 28, 2020 | Replies (8)

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Hi @marlynn - Welcome to Connect! I haven't had shoulder replacement, but there are several members here who have... I'm going to tag @edithmiller @seniorsoftball and @mimi99. To see if they might have some insight.

Here are some discussions on Connect you might want to check out:
– Shoulder Arthritis Options https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/shoulder-arthritis-options/
– Shoulder Replacement Surgery, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/shoulder-replacement-surgery-1/
– Reverse shoulder replacement, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/reverse-shoulder-replacement/
– Stem Cell Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears or Arthritis https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stem-cell-therapy-for-rotator-cuff-tears/

When are you planning to have your surgery? Are you have serious pain or limited motion - or both? I'm wishing you the best!

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Thank you for the links. I haven't made plans as yet, just considering. I'm 76 years old, in good health. i've had a diagnosis and a second opinion both concluded nothing but shoulder replacement would help. I cannot do my own hair, have trouble putting on anything with sleeves, and sometimes (not always) I'm in constant pain especially if I sit still for too long & depending on the weather. Arthritis is taking over my body including my hands. I've had two successful knee replacements. One Doctor predicted trouble ahead with my back; so far once-a-year shots have helped that. No problem with hips but do feel twinges there once in awhile I do the recumbent cycle for my knees and walk on the treadmill 5X a week, and do very light weights, not free weights. I take Tylenol for pain 2-3X a day. It takes the edge off the pain. And I'm fatigued a great deal BUT I've been active all my life in my family, community and church and want to continue to do so. Both Doctors and physical therapists I've spoken to emphasize how painful shoulder replacement is, worse, they say than knee replacement. So, working myself up to shoulder replacement has been an uphill battle. I will go to Mayo Minnesota or to a clinic in Dallas four hours drive from my home. I would be most grateful for anyone's observations and comments. Thank you!