Shoulder impingement accounts for approximately 1/3 of all shoulder pain, a condition characterized by the repeated pinching of a nerve, tendon, or bursa in the shoulder.
The shoulder is the body's most flexible joint, allowing you the ability to reach above your head for something high, swing a tennis racket, or pick up a child. The ball and socket joint has three prominent bones: the humerus ( long arm bone), the clavicle ( collarbone), and the scapula ( shoulder blade).
The recovery timeline for minimally invasive surgical techniques has dramatically improved in recent years. Total knee replacement is the most successful elective joint replacement surgery in the US, with approximately 700,000 knees replaced with high-functioning prosthetic knee implants every year.
The goal of knee replacement surgery is to allow you to return to your everyday activities without pain as quickly as possible.