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Shoulder Program outcomes

  • Physicians have advanced training and provide progressive care and innovative techniques in shoulder surgery.

    Shoulder procedures performed at Abbott Northwestern Hospital include, but are not limited to: total shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, revision shoulder replacement, arthroscopic and open rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic and open instability repair, and complex tendon transfers.

    Recent efforts have focused on increasing collaboration between physicians and staff to establish a comprehensive program for patients undergoing shoulder replacement. This new Shoulder Program facilitates coordination of preoperative and postoperative care, enriches patient education and has reduced length of hospital stay.  

    Shoulder procedure volume

    Physicians and surgeons at Abbott Northwestern perform hundreds of shoulder procedures annually, resulting in a depth of experience unequaled in the Twin Cities.

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    Length of Stay (LOS)

    Length of Stay refers to the average number of days a patient spends in the hospital for their procedure. Shorter hospital stays often result in a faster return to normal activities.  

    Shoulder length of stay graphic

    Deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and deep infection rates for total shoulder replacement were zero percent in 2016.