Shoulder Plastic Surgery

The shoulder is a complex joint, made up of the ball of your upper arm bone (humerus) and the socket of your shoulder blade (scapula). The smooth, round surface of the head of your humerus fits into the cup-shaped socket of the scapula. When these surfaces wear down or become damaged, it causes pain and limits movement of your shoulder. Your surgeon may recommend surgery to help restore normal shoulder function.어깨필러가격

Non-surgical remedies such as prescription medications, physical therapy and immobilization often relieve painful symptoms. However, if your shoulder pain persists after these treatments, your doctor may recommend shoulder plastic surgery.

Before the procedure, your doctor will perform a comprehensive examination and X-ray of your shoulder to assess the damage and determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. You will also undergo a thorough medical history and a complete physical exam to check for any conditions that could interfere with your recovery or increase the risk of complications. Your surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits of shoulder plastic surgery with you before deciding on a treatment plan.

Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff typically involves making a small cut (incision) in the skin over your shoulder. Then, the surgeon inserts a special camera called an arthroscope to view inside your shoulder joint. Then, with the help of arthroscopic instruments, your surgeon removes the swollen soft tissues and bone spurs that are blocking the movement of your rotator cuff tendons. Your surgeon will also clean and repair the tendons. Then the surgeon closes the cuts and covers them with a bandage or sutures.

If the rotator cuff is too damaged to be repaired, your surgeon may perform a shoulder replacement. This surgical procedure replaces the damaged joint with metal and plastic parts. It can be performed as a total shoulder replacement — replacing the entire ball and socket of your shoulder joint — or a hemiarthroplasty if only the damaged part of the shoulder ball (humeral head) needs to be replaced.

Once you have healed from the operation, your doctor will give you a physical therapy program to strengthen your shoulder muscles and improve flexibility. You will start with assisted movement exercises (with your physical therapist or your good arm moving your affected shoulder) and gradually progress to light resistance and strengthening exercises. You can usually return to most activities in about a month or two, but you will need to avoid impact and overhand sports until your surgeon says they are safe.닥터케빈의원

A successful recovery depends on your commitment to your rehabilitation program and the follow-up appointments with your physical therapist. Your doctor will probably recommend that you take it easy for at least a year and refrain from heavy lifting, repetitive overhead activity or contact sports until your strength returns to normal. It may be several years before your surgeon feels you are ready to resume more strenuous activities.