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Mar 18, 2017 · shoulder replacment in Joint Replacements

I had both shoulders replaced at Mayo in Phoenix. Dr. Steven Hattrup was my surgeon. He is incredibly talented and I feel so fortunate that he did my replacements. My scars are practically invisible. I had my left shoulder done in June of 2013 (I think) and my right shoulder done the following April. I am without pain!! The mobility in both shoulders is improved, especially the left. I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t fun, but it was worth it. Randy Brattrud was my physical therapist. He and Dr. Hattrup have a long standing relationship. I credit Randy with the range I have in my left shoulder. He was unavailable the first month after my right shoulder replacement and I think that’s why my right shoulder doesn’t have more range that before my surgery (but still no pain is a blessing). If you have questions, I will be happy to answer them.

Jul 10, 2012 · Shoulder replacement in Joint Replacements

Good luck finding a new Rheumatologist! I’ll let you know how my 3 week appt goes.

Jul 10, 2012 · Shoulder replacement in Joint Replacements

I had a total replacement of my left shoulder. What kind of anti-inflammatory meds are you on? Good to hear that your knee is improving since you’re back on the meds.

Jul 10, 2012 · Shoulder replacement in Joint Replacements

I started PT 2 days after surgery. I go 3 times a week. Most of it is passive – the therapist moving my arm, but I have exercises to do every day – pendulum circles clockwise and counterclockwise, pendulum back and forth, right hand moving left arm on slick table top with pillowcase underneath and hands on counter and moving carefully backward and sideways. PT has me lifting arm on pulley with right arm doing the work. Cane in both hands behind lifting up and back. Are you icing a lot? It really helps. I’m using Arnica gel on the arm and taking Traumeel tablets to help my healing – both are fabulous and can be purchased at health food store – they are homeopathic drugs. Almost all bruising was gone at 2 weeks because of the Arnica.. Have also had an accupuncture treatment. Haven’t even taken Tylenol for past 4 days. PT is thrilled with the movement in my left arm. May never regain more than 50-60% since arm was so bad and for so long. I see Dr. Hattrup this Wednesday. Have no external stitches.

Jul 10, 2012 · Shoulder replacement in Joint Replacements

My surgery went really well. Off pain meds in 1 1/2 weeks. Go for first follow up appt this Wednesday. Able to sleep through the night in the guest bedroom. PT is sooooo helpful!

Jun 15, 2012 · Shoulder replacement in Joint Replacements

Thanks so much for the info. My surgery is scheduled for next Tuesday, and your update is welcome news! Best of luck in your recovery!!

May 5, 2012 · Shoulder replacement in Joint Replacements

Thanks! Your information is very encouraging and motivating for me.

May 3, 2012 · Shoulder replacement in Joint Replacements

There are lots of good comments about him. Unfortunately he’s in Minnesota, not Arizona. I do have an appointment with Dr. Hattrup at Mayo’s in Arizona before the end of the month. Has your recovery been difficult and painful?