- May 21, 2023
- United States
Arthritis has claimed another joint in my body, but I’m wondering if anything has had their shoulder previously replaced and can compare it to a TKR? For context, I had the ream and run procedure done which means that I don’t have any moving parts in my shoulder. My rehab has 2 1/2 times as longer and more difficult than a traditional shoulder replacement but the end result is that I have nothing to wear out. I’m almost 4 years post op and although not 100% I can do everything I want. I’m 65, very active, with an older athletic built. Unfortunately, I’m more scared of this surgery than my shoulder. Speed and quickness have been my calling card playing sports, but I fear I will be nothing close to this. Having watched my mobility rapidly decline has caused depression-like moments, and it’s been by sheer will that I moving forward after interviewing 6 OS. Any feedback would be appreciated. I should add that the shoulder rehab broke me a few times, but I pushed through and see results. I also continue to do rehab exercises and stretches everyday.