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Sleeping and shoulder arthritis

Sleeping and shoulder arthritis


Sleeplessness is one of the most common complaints among people with shoulder osteoarthritis. Below is a list of the 12 Simple Shoulder Test functions that over 3,000 patients who had glenohumeral Osteoarthritis could perform. Note that 90 percent of these patients had difficulty sleeping.

The authors of Improvement in Sleep Disturbance Following Anatomic and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty used the Simple Shoulder Test and other measures to assess sleep impairment prior to shoulder arthroplasty as well as the recovery of the ability to sleep comfortably after shoulder arthroplasty for glenohumeral arthritis. The study identified 1,405 shoulder arthroplasty patients: 698 underwent anatomical shoulder arthroplasty and 707 underwent reverse shoulder total (RSA). Sleep disturbance was reported by 97% of patients who had TSA, and 95% who had RSA. 

Study of 517 TSA patients and 472 RSA patients. Median follow-up was 36 months in the TSA groups and 25 months in the RSA groups. 

The TSA group and…

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