More than 50,000 shoulder replacement surgeries are performed in the United States each year.1 According to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the number of reverse shoulder replacements is increasing.2
Tennis Elbow is a common orthopedic issue affecting between 1 and 3 percent of the US population. It typically affects people between the ages of 30 and 50 years old. Tennis elbow is a wear and tear injury that occurs from damaging the elbow tendons that connect the forearm muscles to the elbow joint. Less than 5% of tennis elbow cases are people who actually play tennis; more often, it happens to those who repeatedly use their elbow, wrist, and hands for their job, sport, or hobby.
Physical therapy plays a vital role in the recovery process after surgery. It assists patients in their journey to heal and return to their active lifestyles. Regardless of the type of surgery, physical therapy is a necessary part of your postsurgical plan.
The shoulder is the body's most flexible joint, allowing you the ability to reach above your head for something high, swing a tennis racket, or pick up a child. The ball and socket joint has three prominent bones: the humerus ( long arm bone), the clavicle ( collarbone), and the scapula ( shoulder blade).