Shoulder replacement surgery could be linked to use of a pain pump
Shoulder replacement surgery, or shoulder arthroplasty, is a complex procedure used to treat severely damaged shoulders. It involves the complete removal of the shoulder joint and the installation of a metal or plastic prosthetic shoulder. In some cases, a shoulder replacement may be necessary due to cartilage damage caused by a shoulder pain pump used after arthroscopic surgery.
>>INFORMATION: Shoulder Pain Pump Complications
Postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis, also known as PAGCL, is a rare condition which has been linked to the use of shoulder pumps which deliver pain medication directly to the joint following arthroscopic shoulder surgery. PAGCL causes a progressive deterioration of cartilage in the shoulder, which can not be repaired or replaced. Therefore, some individuals have required a shoulder replacement several months after undergoing an arthroscopic shoulder surgery to address minor shoulder problems.
Shoulder replacement surgery is a very serious operation which is much less than knee replacement or hip replacement. Only about 23,000 people undergo a shoulder replacement surgery each year, compared to over 700,000 who have a knee or hip replacement surgery.
Artificial shoulder surgery started in the 1950s to treat severe shoulder fractures and severe joint pain. The shoulder joint is normally covered with smooth cartilage which allows the shoulder to rotate and move in more ways than any other joint in the body. Shoulder arthroplasty is a surgical shoulder joint replacement, which is an extensive surgery requiring general anesthesia and several days of hospitalization.
SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGERY LAWSUITS
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are pursuing lawsuits for individuals who have required a shoulder replacement surgery to relieve severe pain caused by cartilage loss after use of a shoulder pain pump. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation for additional information, or to find out if you, a friend or family member may have a claim.