06-29-2006, 08:47 PM
Hello Everyone, I have a bit of a dilemna. I was on a high dose of steroids and subsequently developed osteonecrois. Basically the blood didn't circulate to my shoulder and it caused the bone to die and I lost 2/3 of the shoulder bone. Anyways, I have been confused because my rhumie explained that shoulder replacement surgery is usually for older people(I am 27) and that it will only last for 10 years. And to make matters worse, at best it would only give me 50 percent arm motion. I wonder if anyone else has had to deal with this and what did they do?