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Shoulder Replacement: When to Consider it, When to Avoid it

Should You Consider Shoulder Replacement? 
Chicago, IL – Dr. John Sonnenberg, a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with Advocate Trinity Hospital, will discuss the facts about today’s surgical and non-surgical treatment options for chronic shoulder conditions on Thursday, April 18.  This is the first lecture for 2013 in Advocate Trinity Hospital’s Bone and Joint Lecture Series, where the community is invited to learn about various orthopedic conditions and their treatments. 

The information for the lecture is below:

Shoulder Replacement: When to Consider It; When to Avoid It
Thursday, April 18, 2013 – 6:00PM
Advocate Trinity Hospital– Tri-Room
2320 E. 93rd Street, Chicago, IL 60617

Shoulder replacement surgery started in the United States in the 1950s. It was used as a treatment for severe shoulder fractures. Over the years, this surgery has come to be used for many other painful conditions of the shoulder. These include:
• Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease)
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Post-traumatic arthritis
• Rotator cuff tear arthropathy (a combination of severe arthritis and a massive non-repairable rotator cuff tendon tear)
• Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis)
• Failed previous shoulder replacement surgery

For additional information, or to register, call HealthAdvisor at:

1-800-ADVOCATE (1-800-323-8622)
Event Code: 2G47

About Trinity Hospital
Providing healthcare on the southeast side of Chicago for over 115 years, Advocate Trinity Hospital is a 193-bed not-for-profit health care facility. Part of Advocate Health Care, Trinity offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services as well as a variety of community outreach programs. For more information on Trinity, please visit or call 1-800-3-ADVOCATE.

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