Posted 10/3/2019 9:33 AM (GMT -6)
Hello Sisleya & welcome to Healing Well. I saw your post & just wanted to give a bit of input. We have had a couple of members in the past that had shoulder replacement done. Both obtained 2nd opinions with orthopedics that specialized in shoulder issues only. I would urge you to consider doing the same. I am not saying your orthopedic is not a good dr, however, why not see someone that specializes in a field rather than one that does it all. I found this to be true when dealing with knee problems. I very much liked my regular orthopedic, but found seeing a dr that specialized in knees was a game changer.
Other than the normal post-op issues, by the time they were 6 weeks post-op they were very happy with their decision. I can see your concerns with the hip replacement surgery. That's a tough one & some people have many issues afterwards. Try not to compare the 2 different types of surgeries.