Arthritis, shoulder

Gone fishing after shoulder replacement

The best part of my work is seeing that shoulder surgery can truly improve someone's quality of life. Although many patients express gratitude in person when I see them in the office, I wanted to share a letter I recently received that made my day. I really appreciate that my patient took the time to write, and I hope it helps others who are apprehensive about the thought of shoulder replacement.

"Dear Dr. Burns,

The difference between anatomic and reverse shoulder replacement

Lots of patients are a little confused about the 2 main types of shoulder replacements, anatomic and reverse shoulder replacement. Check out this video to learn more.

Arthritis, shoulder

Arthritis, shoulder

What is shoulder arthritis?

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.

Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder Arthritis

What is wrong with my shoulder?