Adult Joint Reconstruction

Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, aka shoulder replacement, is an orthopedic procedure for patients with arthritis and certain fractures of their shoulder. Less common that the knee or hip replacement, the shoulder replacement surgery is just as capable of relieving shoulder pain due to arthritis. The following link contains a great amount of information detailing what a shoulder replacement is, who would benefit from one, and what to expect throughout the whole process. Dr. Lai performs both the anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacement surgeries, in additional to the hemiarthroplasty shoulder surgeries.

 
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Activity Recommendations After Total Shoulder Replacement

Vogel et al. Physical Activity after Total Joint Arthroplasty. Sports Health 2011(3): 441-450.

 
 

Total Knee Arthroplasty

Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA), aka knee replacement, is a very common orthopedic procedure. In patients with unremitting pain and inability to walk, a TKA will provide pain relief and a return of function. The following link contains a great amount of information detailing what a total knee replacement is, who would benefit from one, and what to expect throughout the whole process.

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Activity Recommendations after Total Knee Replacement

Vogel et al. Physical Activity after Total Joint Arthroplasty. Sports Health 2011(3): 441-450.