At Virginia Mason, patient outcomes for shoulder replacement meet or exceed national standards. For patients with pain, loss of strength, and limited range of motion, shoulder replacement surgery can make a world of difference in their quality of life.
The Virginia Mason Orthopedic Program has been named a "Center of Excellence for Joint Replacement" by the Washington Healthcare Authority, in recognition of VM's high-quality outcomes and low complication rates.
Shoulder replacement surgery can be one of the most painful surgeries when traditional methods of pain control are used. At Virginia Mason, however, physicians are using new approaches. The anesthesia delivered to shoulder replacement patients is designed to promote a faster recovery with fewer complications.
The ability of Virginia Mason anesthesiologists to keep joint replacement patients comfortable is evident in patient satisfaction scores for pain control in the 99th percentile on our inpatient unit.
Dr. Jurek performs inpatient shoulder replacement surgeries (anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty) at Virginia Mason.