I've never heard of shoulder fusion. You really need to be able to move your shoulder to use your arm and hand. They can do shoulder replacement surgery, which can provide relief for most arthritics. I've had shoulder surgery with partial replacement of the top part of the arm bone because of osteonecrosis. The surgery wasn't that bad, but the rehab was long and tedious.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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