Our orthopedic surgeons have expertise in many types of shoulder surgery, including minimally invasive procedures that help people recover faster.
Types of shoulder surgery available at Aurora include:
We perform more than 7,200 joint replacements - including shoulder replacements - annually, making us some of the most experienced joint specialists in Wisconsin. People choose Aurora specialists because we offer:
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The type of shoulder surgery you undergo will depend on your injury or condition. If possible, your surgeon will recommend a minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to minimize your recovery time. No matter which type of shoulder surgery you need, our team will take the time to explain the surgical process and answer all of your questions.
Before your surgery, your surgeon may ask you to avoid eating or taking certain medications that increase your risk of bleeding. Depending on the procedure, your doctor may numb your shoulder and give you medication to make you feel drowsy, or you may receive general anesthesia to put you completely to sleep during surgery.
Recovery time will vary depending on the type of surgery you receive. People who receive arthroscopic surgery often go home the same day, while those who have open surgery may need to spend a day or two recovering in the hospital.
After you go home, you’ll need to take medication to keep swelling down and pain to a minimum. Your doctor will provide specific instructions for protecting your shoulder, including any activity restrictions. Most shoulder surgery patients need physical therapy, where you’ll do exercises to help you regain joint mobility and function.
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