For patients suffering from chronic shoulder pain, a shoulder replacement may provide relief.
Before shoulder replacements, patients Ludger Berkitt and John Temple were unable to fully lift their arms due to severe pain. However, they now have pain-free shoulders and a full range of motion, thanks to shoulder replacements from Dr. Linda Jackson of Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global.
Dr. Jackson is one of the first two African-American women who is fellowship trained in hand and upper extremity surgery in the United States.
Berkitt received a shoulder replacement due to injury to the shoulder and Temple had both of his shoulders replaced in one year by Dr. Jackson due to his osteoarthritis.
Shoulder replacements can provide:
- Pain relief
- Improved range of motion
- Increased strength
- An alternative to unsucessful conservative treatment options
“I had long-term injury to my shoulder, but after my shoulder replacement, I can do a lot more than I was able to a year ago,” says Berkitt.
To learn more about shoulder replacements or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jackson, please call (340) 779-2663.