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bobrej posted:
Hello, My mom(71y/o) had total shoulder replacement surgery in May of this year. We thought everything was progressing well, until the last 2 weeks it was red, warm to touch, and painful. The Doc drained some fluid and started treating for infection and took x-rays. So mom calls me this morning and says they are going back in Thursday and TAKING IT OUT. what does this mean, he said she is rejecting the implant. The logic in my brain says if there is no shoulder joint she will lose use of her arm. Is this correct? Im so confused and want to make sure my mom is fullt aware of what may lie ahead. I find nothing on this subject on the web.thanks!
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