A new Mayo Clinic study presented today at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in Las Vegas, concludes that those 50 and under who experience chronic shoulder pain related to arthritic changes in the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint can benefit markedly in terms of pain relief and improved mobility of shoulder joint replacement surgery. The procedure is called arthroplasty. In general, arthritic degeneration of the shoulder joint is expected in people 65 years of age and older. The way in which joint replacement affects a group of younger patients was not known until this May study.
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