Arthrosurface promotional campaign with rock climber Joe Lanzini

Arthrsurface Partial Shoulder Replacement: Can Joe Rock Climb Again?


Joe has been a rock climber for many years. He loves the challenge of climbing and the feeling of accomplishment when he reaches the top of a difficult route. However, Joe has recently been experiencing pain in his shoulder. He has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, a condition that causes the cartilage in the joint to break down.

Joe’s doctor has recommended that he have an arthrosurface partial shoulder replacement. This surgery is a less invasive option than a traditional shoulder replacement. It involves replacing only the damaged part of the joint, while preserving the healthy parts.

Joe is concerned about whether he will be able to rock climb after surgery. He has read that some people are able to return to their previous activities, while others are not.

The good news is that many people who have arthrosurface partial shoulder replacement are able to return to their previous activities, including rock climbing. However, it is important to note that everyone’s recovery is different. Some people may need more time to recover than others.

If Joe is determined to return to rock climbing, he should talk to his doctor about his specific case. His doctor will be able to assess his condition and give him an idea of how long it will take him to recover.

Joe will also need to be patient and persistent during his recovery. He will need to follow his doctor’s instructions carefully and gradually increase his activity level. With time and effort, Joe should be able to return to rock climbing and enjoy his hobby again.