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.
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 Alliance – http://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