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Obesity May Limit Overall Function Two Years After Shoulder Replacement Surgery


Patients with obesity undergo a disproportionately higher number of elective orthopaedic surgeries in the U.S. Total shoulder arthroplasty is an excellent procedure for pain relief and functional improvement in patients with shoulder arthritis.

A total shoulder replacement was able to provide this patient population (normal BMI) with improved shoulder function which resulted in a better physical function.