JointHealth™ express   October 8, 2020

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 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.