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Shoulder Pain / Shoulder Replacement Products
Copeland Humeral Resurfacing Head

The Copeland Humeral Resurfacing Head has been implanted in patients starting in 1986. Since that time, thousands of patients have shown remarkable results with this implant.1 Individual results may vary.

The Copeland Humeral Resurfacing Head is:

  • Designed to cap only the top of the humerus (upper arm bone)
  • Requires less bone and cartilage removal, making it more conservative than total joint implants

While uncommon, complications can occur during and after surgery. Complications include, but are not limited to, infection, implant breakage, nerve damage, and fracture. Any of these complications may require additional surgery. Although implant surgery is extremely successful in most cases, some patients still experience pain and stiffness. No implant will last forever, and the patient’s post-surgical activities can affect the longevity of the implant. Be sure to discuss these and other risks with your surgeon.

Biomet is a manufacturer of orthopedic implants and does not practice medicine. Only an orthopedic surgeoncan determine what treatment is appropriate. Individual results of total joint replacement may vary. The life of any implant will depend on your weight, age, activity level, and other factors. For more information on risks, warnings, and possible adverse effects, see the Patient Risk Information section found within Always ask your doctor if you have any questions regarding your particular condition or treatment options.

1 Levy, O., Funk, L., Sforza, G., Copeland, S., "Copeland Surface Replacement Arthroplasty of the Shoulder in Rheumatoid Arthritis," The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 86-A, 2004, pp. 512-518.

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