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The Latest in Joint Replacement Surgery

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano provides patients with comprehensive orthopedic care through the Joint Replacement Program. With leading orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff, patients have access to cutting-edge joint replacement techniques, including advanced shoulder, hip and knee replacement procedures.

Richard Reitman, M.D., orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Plano, brings patients improved shoulder replacement procedures and implants. Patients who may be candidates for shoulder replacement include those who have:

• Shoulder pain and stiffness

• X-rays that show lost cartilage

• Osteoarthritis

“Our program guides patients through the whole process,” Dr. Reitman says. “From planning the surgery and performing the procedure to postoperative recovery and at-home physical therapy, we provide comprehensive joint replacement for patients who do not find relief through conservative treatment options.”

In the past, rotator cuff tear arthropathy has been a challenge to treat, but the Joint Replacement Program offers patients an advanced implant designed specifically to treat this form of arthritis through reverse shoulder replacement.

“We have a large group of patients who have been very pleased with their reverse shoulder implants,” Dr. Reitman says. “We’ve also improved the standard shoulder implant design to give patients better range of motion, faster recovery and less pain after surgery.”

For more information about joint replacement surgery at Texas Health Plano, call the joint
care coordinator at 972-981-2817.

(Fall/Winter 2010)

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