What are the benefits of total shoulder resurfacing?

John W. Uribe, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Total shoulder resurfacing is far less invasive than traditional shoulder replacement surgery, and people can go home the same day. Prosthetic complications are minimized, and the rehabilitation can start fairly quickly. Restoration of motion and strength is achieved with more reliability and with less pain.

One very exciting result of total shoulder resurfacing is that it doesn’t burn any bridges -- you can always go back and do traditional replacement surgery if it doesn’t work.

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