Hello! About 2 years ago ( it will be 2 years on Sept 13 ) I had a standard total shoulder replacement. The doctor did not discuss with me the possibility of needing or the option of a reverse shoulder replacement other than to say "you're too young for a reverse shoulder replacement." I was 56 then. Well, at the time of surgery, my supraspinatus rotator cuff was not functioning well and has only deteriorated since I got the Standard replacement. My Physical therapist kept commenting that the lack of range of motion and weakness post surgery seemed to be from my rotator cuff. I have had ongoing weakness ( can't even hardly hold a 2lb dumbbell ) and lack of range of motion.. and since last November, right side neck issues. A side note, I am a fitness professional, teach classes, train clients, manage a center and do everything I"m told to do with regards to healing! I understand the necessity of consistent and precise PT and also realize the issue of overdoing things! I went to the first surgeon numerous times post op, complaining of the lack of ROM, stiffness and weakness and he kept saying it'd get better etc. My PT even wrote a note to him about what she was seeing in my sessions and her concerns, but never an explanation from the surgeon of what he thought was going on. I sought a second opinion from a doctor who's outcomes post surgery have been noted by this big Physical therapy group I see and respect. And this doctor's first statement was " you are too young to have such lack of ROM , weakness and now neck strain".. your option is a Reverse Shoulder replacement". He looked at PRE- surgery MRIs and Xrays and noted that the Reverse Shoulder replacement should've been the FIRST option. I was and am ecstatic that there is a remedy, but very sad that the original surgeon didn't make the right decision 2 years ago... or at least have given my the option. Has anyone had a Standard and then had to have the Reverse? Thank you for any feedback!