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Total Shoulder Replacement (Arthroplasty)

Total Shoulder Replacement (Arthroplasty) - How to prevent?

Total Shoulder Replacement (Arthroplasty) - Preparing for surgery

  • Prepare front-buttoned shirts or blouses, preferably short-sleeved, for easy wearing. 
  • Prepare Ice pack to relieve post-operation shoulder swelling and pain. Ice pack can also be bought in the hospital from the physiotherapist.
  • Prepare wet wipes for cleaning of underarm area on the operated shoulder.
  • For female patients you may want to consider getting a front hook, strapless brassiere as the bra strap may put pressure on your wound  and also, you are not advisable to stretch your operated arm backwards
  • You may wish to practice using more of the unaffected arm to do daily activities like combing of hair, showering, having your meals etc. This is to familiarize yourself with the post-operative limitations of the affected shoulder.
  • As lifting of heavy weight on the operated arm is not recommended after surgery, you may want to do grocery shopping in advance or seek assistance from family or friends.

Total Shoulder Replacement (Arthroplasty) - Other Information

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