Our Commitment

Dr. Burns and her team are dedicated to providing excellent orthopedic care by friendly and caring people.

Experience Matters

Many people wonder how much experience matters when selecting a surgeon. Almost every advice column (including this one, 10 questions to ask your surgeon) puts surgeon experience near the top of the list. It is difficult to judge how much experience is adequate for a particular procedure. However, when it comes to shoulder replacement, there have been a few studies that try to measure how much experience is enough when evaluating a surgeon.

What Activities Are Allowed After Shoulder Replacement?

Many people are anxious to have shoulder replacement because they would like to relieve their pain. Pain relief is the primary indication- or reason- to have a shoulder replacement. However, people are also hoping that shoulder replacement may allow them to return to activities that they enjoy. That leads many patients to ask me about what kinds of activities will be allowed after shoulder replacement, and when they will be able to return to sports or activities.

Not ever having major surgery before, needless to say I was very apprehensive... The nursing staff made my stay with my reverse shoulder replacement as pain free as possible... Dr. Burns was great!! Her office staff was wonderful. I would recommend SSM DePaul Health Center any time to my friends and family!

- -J.H., Shoulder Replacement Patient