Every year, over fifty-three thousand people undergo shoulder replacement surgery due to chronic pain, pain in their movement, or limited range of motion.
Your surgeon must take many factors into consideration before attempting the revision surgery. Many patients require multiple procedures that involve correcting the bone and tissue left by the failed device; other complications factor into this as well.
Joint cartilage damage, Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease, and Osteonecrosis are all conditions resulting from shoulder replacements which may have an impact on your daily life. Pain from these conditions often leads patients to opt for shoulder replacement surgery, and the results of these surgeries have associated complications which may lead to replacement or removal procedures.
The most common complications are:
Bone loss, very difficult to reconstruct and requires bone grafts to rebuild or a procedure known as a reverse shoulder replacement to correct.
Chronic pain, overstuffed joint that causes a stretch in cartilage and tension within the muscles. This weakens the shoulder and stiffens the bone and the muscle.
Component loosening, dislocation, fracture, and excessive wear requiring removal of the device. This often leads to corrective surgery and must be done before a new device is implanted.
If you have experienced any of these complications, you may be eligible for compensation. Your pain and suffering is important to us, and if you believe you may be eligible for a claim please contact our office today for a free consultation.