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When shoulder pain becomes so bad that you can’t sleep, put on a shirt, or work – is shoulder replacement surgery inevitable? MedStar Health shoulder and elbow surgeon Dr. Melissa Wright explains the symptoms to look for, the non-surgical options, and the wide variety of available surgical procedures on this episode of DocTalk. Learn the differences between rotator cuff and shoulder joint pain, the qualities you should seek out when researching physicians and programs, and what to expect during recovery.
Dr. Wright sees patients at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, and in Westminster, Maryland. She is a national expert on the effect of social and environmental factors on orthopaedic outcomes.
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