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Arthritis At Home Episode 47 – Shoulder replacement surgery: A patient’s perspective

This week’s #ArthritisAtHome features Linda Wilhelm, President of Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance

The most commonly performed joint replacements are hip and knee replacements but the procedure can also be performed on other joints, such as the ankle, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

On this episode of Arthritis At Home, ACE has a conversation with Ms. Linda Wilhelm, President, Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance, and a leading patient advocate based in New Brunswick, about shoulder replacement surgery. Linda discusses the decision-making process to have both shoulders replaced, what patients can expect in terms “of pre-habilitation” and post-surgery rehabilitation, including how to be the leader of your healthcare team and interacting with the orthopaedic surgeon and physiotherapist.

Resources

Arthritis Consumer Experts

JointHealth™ insight: The Road to Joint Replacement Surgery – https://jointhealth.org/programs-jhinsight-view.cfm?id=1241&locale=en-CA

Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliancehttp://arthritispatient.ca

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

Learn how to prepare for and recover from shoulder surgery –https://whenithurtstomove.org/shoulder/

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Canadian Joint Replacement Registry Annual Report – https://www.cihi.ca/en/hip-and-knee-replacements-in-canada-cjrr-annual-report

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