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Wave goodbye to the DL after we help put the heat back into your throwing arm.

Don’t let a knee or shoulder injury separate you from the game. Using minimally invasive techniques, we’ll have you back on the field before kickoff.

Rise above the injury and the rim. Your bench time is over with advanced knee and ankle treatment.

Anxious to get back on the court and serve up some power? We will fix your shoulder so you can bring the thunder.

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Shoulder Resurfacing and Replacement Surgery

  • Inpatient
  • Typically 1 night in hospital
  • The ball and socket are replaced with smooth metal and plastic surfaces
Duration 1.5 hours–2 hours
Anesthesia General
Recovery 3–4 months

Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement

The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint that can wear out in the same fashion as hips and knees. Smooth cartilage surfaces are eventually worn down to bone. The most common diagnosis is Osteoarthritis which causes wear and tear to the joint and loss of smooth motion.

Shoulder replacement 2The joint becomes painful and stiff, and activities of daily life are compromised. Shoulder Resurfacing and Replacement are surgical options to restore the normal gliding surfaces of the ball and socket joint.

Shoulder Resurfacing involves a minimally invasive approach to place a new metallic surface onto the ball of the joint, leaving the natural socket in place if it is not worn out.

Shoulder replacement 1Shoulder Replacement involves placement of a metallic surface over the ball of the joint and a smooth plastic surface over the socket of the joint in cases where the socket is also worn.

Surgical treatment is undertaken after thorough history and examination and discussion of all potential options for treatment. This procedure can last from 1.5 to 2.5 hours and usually requires one night in the hospital. Physical therapy after surgery is generally guided by the orthopaedic surgeon with a series of exercises. Return to normal daily activity takes from six to eight weeks.

Arthroscopic Treatment may be an option for certain patients with Arthritis of the shoulder, depending on the severity of the disease. In these cases the treatment is outpatient and may involve removal of bone spurs or shaving of torn cartilage in the joint.

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Over the years, Dr. David Burt has helped many patients suffering from shoulder injuries regain their active lifestyle and live life pain free. In addition to treating arthritis, Dr. Burt offers rotator cuff surgery, labrum tear treatments and shoulder dislocation surgery. If you have suffered a shoulder injury and would like to learn more about what Dr. David Burt has to offer, call 815-267-8825 to schedule an appointment today.

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