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Shoulder replacement surgery may be recommended where either fractures in bones in the shoulder cannot be repaired or where degenerative arthritis has developed in the shoulder joint.
The word 'patella' is the medical term for the kneecap – patella in Latin literally means 'little pan'.
The popular perception of arthritis is that it is a condition that only really affects the elderly.
As we've written about before, joint replacement and particularly knee replacement procedures are on the rise in Australia and around the world.
For people who take their sport seriously, an ACL injury is more than an inconvenience, it generally requires surgery to fix and involves a significant recuperation period.