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replacement is safe, effective
March 27 (UPI)
to what many believe, total surgical replacement of arthritic shoulder
joints is of no greater risk than other joint surgeries, says a U.S.
In fact, the study, published in the
online version of the journal Clinical Orthopedics, found that patients
who undergo shoulder arthroplasty to relieve chronic pain can expect
significantly fewer complications, much shorter hospital stays and less
cost compared to patients getting hip or knee replacements.
at The Johns Hopkins University, led by Dr. Edward McFarland, say many
reject shoulder joint replacement because of the fear of risks and
costs. The researchers examined all arthroplasties performed in
Maryland to alleviate osteoarthritis pain between 1994 and 2001,
including 625 shoulder procedures.
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