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Help Heal Me Ortho is an educational and support site for those with shoulder pain.

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The right orthopedic surgeon.
Finding them can be tough.

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helphealmeortho helps educate our clients on shoulder replacement from start to finish.

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helphealmeortho helps find you a top rated orthopedic surgeon in your area to ensure you have the highest quality care.

educate

helphealmeortho helps educate our clients on shoulder replacement from start to finish.

find

helphealmeortho helps find you a top rated orthopedic surgeon in your area to ensure you have the highest quality care.

connect

helphealmeortho connects you directly to the orthopedic practice that is the best fit for your needs.

Background

Is shoulder replacement right for you?

There are several reasons why your doctor may recommend shoulder replacement surgery.
1

Severe shoulder pain

Severe shoulder pain that interferes with everyday activities, such as reaching into a cabinet, dressing, toileting, and washing.

2

pain while resting

Moderate to severe pain while resting. This pain may be severe enough to prevent a good night’s sleep.

3

Loss of motion

and/or weakness in the shoulder.

4

Failure to improve

Failure to substantially improve with other treatments such as anti-infl ammatory medications, injections, or physical therapy.

questions we get all the time about shoulder replacement

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How common is a shoulder replacement?

Shoulder replacements are the third most common joint replacement. New advances in joint replacement have made shoulder replacement a very successful surgery. It is estimated that about 170 americans per million received a shoulder replacement in 2012.

Will I be able to care for myself after surgery?

It is good to have someone help you with daily activities the fi rst few days or weeks after surgery. You should be able to return to normal activities such as dressing and grooming within a few weeks.

How long will I be in the hospital?

You should expect to stay in the hospital between 1-3 days; however it could depend on many factors and your surgeon will determine this.

Will my insurance cover my surgery?

Most private insurance companies do cover shoulder replacement surgery as well as Medicare and Medicaid. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if you are covered under your specific plan.

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