Failed shoulder replacements

Failed Shoulder Replacements

Failed Shoulder Replacements

What is a failed shoulder replacement?

Shoulder replacements are artificial parts made of metal and plastic, and can wear out or fail over time. Any shoulder replacement that is painful or not as functional as expected can be considered a failed shoulder replacement.


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.