What happens after joint preservation and cartilage restoration surgery?
Osteoarthritis and other shoulder defects can lead to stiffness and limited range of motion in the shoulder. It is important to regain mobility as soon as possible. Patients will often use an arm sling in the early weeks following surgery. Dr. Mazzara and his orthopedic team will arrange for a specific physical therapy program that that will help restore motion and increase muscle strength to help stabilize the shoulder.
For more information on joint preservation and cartilage restoration as an alternative to a total shoulder joint replacement, please contact the office of Dr. James Mazzara, orthopedic shoulder surgeon in Manchester, South Windsor, Enfield, Glastonbury and surrounding Hartford communities.