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Revision Shoulder Replacement Surgery Specialist

Commons Clinic

Eric S. Millstein, MD

Knee & Shoulder Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Century City, Los Angeles, CA

Are you suffering from the effects of an unsuccessful shoulder operation? When surgery doesn’t produce the desired results, this can create pain and complications of the shoulder joint. At Millstein Orthopedics, Dr. Eric S. Millstein offers revision shoulder replacement surgery, which can correct problems from a previous operation and eliminate stiffness, pain, or mobility issues. Serving patients in Century City, California, Dr. Millstein is one of the area’s most trusted orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists.

Revision Shoulder Replacement Surgery Q & A

What is revision shoulder replacement surgery?

Traditional shoulder replacement surgery, called arthroplasty, is becoming a common procedure for patients with injuries or mobility issues. However, this operation doesn’t always produce the desired results, and the complications of a failed shoulder replacement can require what is called a revision surgery.

With revision shoulder replacement surgery, Dr. Millstein corrects problems such as:

  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Instability
  • Joint contracture
  • Glenoid loosening and scapular bone loss
  • Humeral loosening
  • Infection
  • Chronic pain
  • Joint stiffness or weakness

How does the operation work?

Before your operation, you’ll meet with Dr. Millstein to discuss the exact goals of the procedure and what you can expect in recovery.

The mechanics of the actual surgery depend on what problems need to be corrected, but it may include re-releasing soft tissue, removing bone spurs, or readjusting bone position to improve range of motion and mobility.

Because revision shoulder surgery is so complex and involves several different treatment options, Dr. Millstein designs every aspect of the operation on an individual basis.

What are the benefits of revision shoulder replacement surgery?

A revision shoulder replacement surgery not only addresses chronic pain associated with a failed operation, but it’s also necessary for correcting structural issues that might severely affect the shoulder as you age

Under Dr. Millstein’s care, you can expect that a revision surgery will:

  • Increase flexibility
  • Strengthen the shoulder joint and surrounding muscle and tissue
  • Improve your range of motion and mobility in both everyday activities and sports
  • Correct poor posture or back strain

What happens after my surgery?

After a revision shoulder replacement surgery, your recovery process might be similar to what you experienced with your initial shoulder operation. Recovery length varies from one individual to the next, depending on what type of revision Dr. Millstein performs.

You receive detailed aftercare instructions to ensure your healing process is safe and efficient. Dr. Millstein also meets with you at one or several follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

To book a consultation with Dr. Millstein and begin your shoulder recovery process today, call the office or use the easy online scheduler.

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