As orthopedic surgical technology continues to improve and America’s aging population seek treatments to relieve pain and improve the functionality of arthritic shoulders, the rates of shoulder replacement surgeries continue to rise.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the number of total and partial shoulder replacements increased from about 18,000 in 2000 to more than 45,000 in 2013. The trend is reflected at Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola Medicine where orthopedic surgeons performed 10 times more total and partial shoulder replacements in 2015 than in 2010. To read more please click HERE

Written by Brian Zimmerman