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New Treatment Options for Patients With Shoulder Pain Discussed at Seminars in Chicago's Western Suburbs

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  People who struggle to reach up high, comb their hair and sleep at night because of shoulder pain can benefit from a series of free, informational seminars about new options in treating shoulder conditions and regaining motion.  "Why Live With Chronic Shoulder Pain?" will be held in Bolingbrook, Oak Brook and Winfield.

Shoulder seminars will be held as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m. at Bolingbrook Country Club, 2001 Rodeo Dr., Bolingbrook.
  • Thursday, October 25, 6:30 p.m. at Oakbrook Hills Marriott Oakbrook Hills Resort.  3500 Midwest Rd., Oakbrook.
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2 p.m., Central Du Page Hospital, Conference room 1, 2 and 3, (near main entrance) 25 North Winfield Rd., Winfield

Refreshments will be served.  To make a reservation for any of these seminars call:  (877) 585-0125.

Some of the best shoulder physicians in the country from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) will discuss the most advanced treatment options for shoulder pain. Those options include minimally invasive procedures, as well as rotator cuff and shoulder replacement surgeries.  In addition, MOR physicians will discuss a new procedure they helped pioneer: reverse shoulder replacement surgery, which is a treatment option for patients with failed shoulder implants or rotator cuffs. 

The seminars will be presented by Drs. Greg Nicholson, Nikhil Verma, Brian Cole and Brian Forsythe, board-certified orthopedic surgeons at MOR who are spearheading cutting-edge research on shoulder pain treatment.  They are all team physicians for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls. 

With an aging U.S. population in the U.S., there is a growing number of patients opting for shoulder replacement, also known as arthroplasty. According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the number of shoulder replacement procedures increased by 145% between 1997 and 2005.

Shoulder arthroplasty involves replacing the damaged joint with synthetic components.  The 'ball' (humeral head) of the shoulder joint is replaced with an implant that includes a stem with a smooth, rounded metal head.  The 'socket' (glenoid) is replaced with a smooth, rounded plastic cup that fits the head of the ball perfectly.  Shoulder replacement surgery is very effective at restoring range of motion, strength, and pain relief. 

SOURCE Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush