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How long do reverse total shoulder replacements last? May 25th, 2020

How long do reverse total shoulder replacements last? Shoulder Q&A with Dr. Brent J. Morris, MD a shoulder and elbow specialist in Lexington, Kentucky at Baptist Health Lexington Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.  Dr. Morris has additional interest in shoulder replacement surgery and revision shoulder replacement surgery, including reverse total shoulder...

My shoulder MRI report says that I have a rotator cuff tear – What are my options? May 22nd, 2020

Shoulder Q&A with Dr. Brent J. Morris, MD a shoulder and elbow specialist in Lexington, Kentucky at Baptist Health Lexington Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.    Who is Dr. Brent J. Morris? Dr. Brent J. Morris is an orthopedic shoulder and elbow surgeon in Lexington, Kentucky at Baptist Health Lexington Orthopedics...

Dr. Morris and his family return home to practice in Kentucky Apr 29th, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Morris and his family have relocated back home to Kentucky.  Dr. Morris will officially start practicing at Baptist Health Lexington – Orthopedics and Sports Medicine on May 1, 2020.   Brent J. Morris, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon, Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon Baptist Health Lexington...

Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty - An Introduction Apr 27th, 2020

Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty CHAPTER 35   Below are a few excerpts from Shoulder Arthroplasty 2nd Edition for a full read please download the E-edition or check out the complete version at https://www.elsevier.com/books/shoulder-arthroplasty/edwards/978-0-323-53164-1   Shoulder Arthroplasty 2nd Edition Authors: T. Bradley Edwards and Brent J. Morris Hardcover ISBN: 9780323529402 eBook ISBN: 9780323531641 eBook ISBN:...

The Impact of Lower Socioeconomic Status and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Apr 27th, 2020

Lower Socioeconomic Status Is Associated with Worse Preoperative Function, Pain, and Increased Opioid Use in Patients with Primary Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis   https://sa1s3.patientpop.com/assets/docs/159761.pdf   Sheth MM, Morris BJ, Laughlin MS, Elkousy HA, Edwards TB. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2020;28: 287-292 DOI: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-19-00490   Abstract Background: Numerous studies have identified differences...

I have shoulder arthritis – What are my options for treatment? Apr 12th, 2020

I have shoulder arthritis – What are my options for treatment? Do I need surgery? Do I need a total shoulder replacement? Do I need a reverse total shoulder replacement?   Shoulder arthritis Q&A with Dr. Brent J. Morris, MD a shoulder replacement specialist in Lexington, Kentucky at Baptist Health...

How do patients do after bilateral reverse shoulder replacement surgery/replacing both shoulders? Aug 17th, 2019

What are your options if you have severe shoulder arthritis in both of your shoulders?  Can you have a total shoulder replacement procedure in both of your shoulders?  How long shoulder you wait before you have your other shoulder replaced?   Shoulder Q&A with Dr. Brent J. Morris, MD a...

Revision Shoulder Replacement Surgery Aug 14th, 2019

What is Revision Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery? What are your options if you have already had a shoulder replacement and you are having trouble with it?  Are you having pain after a total shoulder replacement?   Shoulder Q&A with Dr. Brent J. Morris, MD a shoulder replacement specialist in Lexington,...

Posterior Shoulder Instability With Bone Loss - What surgical options are available? Nov 24th, 2018

Who is Dr. Brent J. Morris? Dr. Brent J. Morris is an orthopedic shoulder and elbow surgeon in Lexington, Kentucky at Baptist Health Lexington – Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Morris is a fellowship-trained shoulder and elbow specialist with additional interest in primary and revision total shoulder replacement surgery.  Dr....

New research - Excellent patient satisfaction levels achieved after total shoulder replacement Apr 14th, 2018

Shoulder arthritis is not nearly as common as hip or knee arthritis, but it may be more common than you think. Patients with shoulder arthritis often present to our shoulder clinic because they have significant shoulder pain affecting sleep and basic activities of daily living. Non-surgical options are initiated to relieve...

News Release: T. Bradley Edwards MD and Brent J. Morris Publish New Shoulder Arthroplasty Book Mar 23rd, 2018

News Release: T. Bradley Edwards, MD and Brent J. Morris, MD have teamed up to produce the 2nd Edition of Shoulder Arthroplasty, a comprehensive book on shoulder replacement surgery. Who is Dr. Brent J. Morris? Dr. Brent J. Morris is an orthopedic shoulder and elbow surgeon in Lexington, Kentucky at...

DYK Brent J. Morris, MD is also a researcher and has published extensively on shoulder surgery Mar 3rd, 2018

Who is Dr. Brent J. Morris? Dr. Brent J. Morris is an orthopedic shoulder and elbow surgeon in Lexington, Kentucky at Baptist Health Lexington – Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Morris is a fellowship-trained shoulder and elbow specialist with additional interest in primary and revision total shoulder replacement surgery.  Dr....

When do clavicle or "collar bone" fractures need surgery? Feb 16th, 2018

How common are clavicle or “collar bone” fractures? Clavicle fractures, also known as “collar bone” fracture, are fairly common and can account for up to 5% of all fractured bones in adults.    How do clavicle fractures occur? Clavicle fractures often occur from a direct blow to the shoulder from...

Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Research: Radiographic and clinical comparison of glenoid components Feb 4th, 2018

Shoulder joint osteoarthritis is not nearly as common as hip or knee arthritis, but it may be more common than you think. Patients with shoulder arthritis often present to our shoulder clinic because they have significant shoulder pain affecting sleep and basic activities of daily living. Non-surgical options are initiated...

Work Injury Requiring Shoulder Surgery – Outcomes of Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery Jan 9th, 2018

Work Injury Requiring Shoulder Surgery – What are the Outcomes of Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery in Patients With Workers’ Compensation Claims? Workplace injuries are fairly in the United States and upper extremity injuries account for the majority of workers’ compensation claims. There has been some information reported on the results...

What is an AC joint separation or a shoulder separation? Dec 31st, 2017

An AC joint separation is one of the most common shoulder injuries. It is often referred to as a “shoulder separation.” The injury is a particularly common football and hockey injury and occurs as a result of a direct blow to the top of the shoulder. For football it can...

What are ways to decrease the risk of infection after shoulder replacement surgery? Dec 30th, 2017

Infection after surgery remains a challenge, particularly after orthopedic surgery when metallic and plastic replacement parts are implanted. Bacteria can attach to these implants and form a bio-film that is difficult to eradicate even with antibiotic treatment. Our shoulder team recognizes the serious challenge that postoperative infections pose and have...

Rotator Cuff Tear and Trouble Sleeping – Will This Improve After Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery? Nov 16th, 2017

Patients with rotator cuff tears often present to our orthopedic shoulder and elbow clinic because they have significant shoulder pain at night and trouble sleeping.  They may not realize that their rotator cuff is torn, but the significant night pain and trouble sleeping often leads them to have it further...

What is a Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement for Fracture? Nov 14th, 2017

Complex shoulder fractures, also known as proximal humerus fractures, have a variety of different treatment options. Read more here about shoulder fractures: http://www.brentmorrismd.com/services/shoulder-fracture   Nonsurgical treatment – proximal humerus fractures that are less severe and not significantly shifted or displaced can be successfully treated without surgery. Surgery is typically recommended...

Shoulder Arthritis and Trouble Sleeping – Does This Improve After Shoulder Replacement Surgery? Nov 9th, 2017

Shoulder joint osteoarthritis is not nearly as common as hip or knee arthritis, but it may be more common than you think.  Patients with shoulder arthritis often present to our shoulder clinic because they have significant shoulder pain at night and trouble sleeping.  Non-surgical options are initiated to relieve night...

I’m having shoulder pain – Did I tear my rotator cuff? Oct 24th, 2017

Many patients present to our center with shoulder pain and are worried that they may have suffered a rotator cuff tear.  The rotator cuff is made up of the tendons from 4 muscles: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis.  The supraspinatus tendon is the most commonly torn rotator cuff tendon....