Shoulder Arthroscopy and Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder replacement is the surgical replacement of damaged surfaces of the shoulder joint with a highly polished metal ball attached to a stem and a plastic socket The common goal for this procedure is to relieve shoulder pain and restore the best possible function to the shoulder joint.  Recovery time for after Total Shoulder Replacement is dependent upon the amount of damage to the muscles and tissues of the joint prior to surgery.

A less invasive way for doctors to better evaluate and treat certain injuries to the shoulder is through the use of Arthroscopy which is a procedure which utilizes a tiny camera to look inside the shoulder joint, it helps treat injures to the small rotator cuff tears and to repair or shave any loose bodies that may be flowing in the joint that are causing pain and discomfort to a patient.

Dr. Kent Lerner and the staff at Metropolitan Orthopedics provide New Jersey orthopedic patients with excellent orthopedic care and joint injury treatment. Dr. Lerner specializes in ACL Reconstruction, Ankle Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Foot Surgery, Hip Replacement, Joint Preservation Surgery, Knee Replacement, Rotator Cuff Surgery, and Shoulder Replacement. Metropolitan Orthopedics is conveniently located in North Arlington, New Jersey in Bergen County, NJ; minutes from Manhattan.