Osteoarthritis

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Also known as “wear-and-tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis destroys the smooth outer covering (articular cartilage) of bone. As the cartilage wears away, it becomes frayed and rough, and the protective space between the bones decreases. During movement, the bones of the joint rub against each other, causing pain. Once your specific case is evaluated, Dr. Millett may recommend one of the following procedures:

CAM Procedure

Shoulder Joint Preservation and Cartilage Restoration Procedures The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimates that in the next 25 years at least 71 million Americans will have some form of arthritis, a [...]

Nerve Releases

An Overview of Nerve Releases for Axillary Nerve Damage Certain degrees of osteoarthritis of the shoulder can cause bony deformations called osteofytes. There is growing evidence, supported by Dr. Peter Millett’s own surgical experience [...]

Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder Replacement Overview The shoulder is a ball and socket joint and cartilage is the protective lining within the joint. Working together, they allow fluid range of motion. Shoulder arthritis occurs when the cartilage [...]