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Renaissance man finds relief with shoulder replacement procedures at Inova Alexandria Hospital For Jerry Namken, PhD, having both shoulders replaced was a dream come true. Having suffered from severe pain and loss of motion in his shoulders, the 65-year-old retired agricultural economist and former cowboy suffered from painful arthritis that made it difficult to do…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital Joint Replacement Programs Receive Joint Commission Recognition

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FALLS CHURCH, VA – June 16, 2016 – Inova Alexandria Hospital is the first hospital in the Washington metropolitan area, and the second in Virginia, to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for outstanding care in shoulder replacement. The Gold Seal recognizes facilities that make exceptional efforts to meet the unique needs of patients,…

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Fitness fanatic finds relief from reverse shoulder procedure

Reaching for Relief Just eight weeks after her shoulder replacement, exercise enthusiast Susan Frankowski took a cardio and strength-training class. Feeling zero pain, the 73-year-old was back to her active lifestyle. But in the months leading up to her surgery, Frankowski was in constant severe pain. She couldn’t sleep on her side or reach above…

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Shoulder replacements can restore quality of life

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Reach High If you’re experiencing severe pain in your shoulder and you haven’t found relief through nonsurgical treatments like medications or physical therapy, then shoulder replacement surgery may be an option to consider. “Shoulder replacement is a very effective procedure,” says Jeffrey Lovallo, MD, Surgical Director, Inova Shoulder Replacement Program. “The doctors in our program…

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Local tennis enthusiast returns to center court after shoulder surgery for osteoarthritis

Getting Her Swing Back Local tennis enthusiast returns to center court after shoulder surgery for osteoarthritis Pain is no match for Betsy Leavitt Stanford. When osteoarthritis threatened her ability to play tennis, the 77-year-old Arlington resident stayed in the game with shoulder replacement surgery. And she’s glad she did. “Before surgery, my shoulder throbbed all…

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All the Right Notes: Shoulder replacement surgery restores pianist’s quality of life

(October 3, 2013) Barbara Donne endured excruciating osteoarthritis pain in her right shoulder for many months, but when the agony affected her lifelong pastime — piano playing — she knew something had to be done. Donne, 73, had retired from corporate life but kept up performing at concerts and teaching two dozen piano students. Cortisone…

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Good As New: Shoulder Replacement

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Inova’s Shoulder Replacement Program increases patients’ quality of life (October 2, 2013) A new shoulder replacement program at Inova aims to provide a coordinated approach to care for patients with shoulder issues. A team of experienced orthopedic surgeons who meet strict participation criteria use advanced techniques for shoulder replacement surgery. “Shoulder pain can reduce mobility,…

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Inova Launches Total Shoulder Replacement Program

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Advanced techniques from the area’s most experienced orthopedic experts Alexandria VA (September 17, 2013) – The new Inova Shoulder Replacement Program offers coordinated care for patients whose arthritis, injuries or other issues require a total shoulder joint replacement. Inova’s team of orthopedic surgeons has performed the most shoulder replacement surgeries in Northern Virginia using advanced…

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