Ruth Graf says she was becoming a different person prior to her hip surgery. “I didn’t want hip surgery. I wanted to stay active and keep walking and swimming. I was worried that a hip replacement would keep me from doing the activities
that I enjoy,” Graf said. “Then, I started getting cranky, because I hurt. I didn’t want to do anything anymore. I used to walk in the mountains, but I just couldn’t do it anymore. They (my husband and friends) told me that I could go
along on trips and stay in the hotel. That’s when I decided to have something done.”
Resurfacing Shoulder Replacement & Locking Plate Technology
The traditional treatment for shoulder arthritis has been shoulder replacement, which involves removing large amounts of bone and implanting a sizeable stem, round ball, and plastic socket. Dr. Beck uses a special shoulder implant on patients who might not have been able to be treated without it.