Resurfacing Hemi-Shoulder Replacement

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Patient profile

This 33 year-old woman had significant stiffness and severe pain in her left humeral head (shoulder) which did not respond to anti-inflammatory or pain medications.

Pre-operative diagnosis:  

Avascular necrosis secondary to steroid therapy of the shoulder

Surgical treatment: 

Resurfacing shoulder hemiarthroplasty

Surgical Outcome: 

The patient’s shoulder pain was completely relieved.  She regained normal shoulder range of motion and shoulder-joint function was restored.

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