Shoulder Surgeons Sharpsburg GA

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Steven Merritt Wanderman
(770) 631-6410
211 Prime Point
Peachtree City, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Scott T Mc Pherson, DDS
(770) 487-5505
300 Prime Pt
Peachtree City, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.George Ballantyne
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E # 2200
Newnan, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Fayette
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.Chad Kessler
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E # 2100
Newnan, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Chad Michael Kessler, MD
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1992

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Jayson Alan McMath
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael P Gruber
(770) 502-2175
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael Paul Gruber, MD
770-502-21758
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1989

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George M Ballantyne, MD
(770) 502-2158
1755 Highway 34 E
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1983

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Michael Jack Mahaffey, DDS
(770) 487-6439
8 Eastbrook Bnd Ste B
Peachtree City, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Surgeons Recommend Broad Patient Assessment After Surgery for Shoulder

Before and after measurements of pain, motion, strength, and function are a good way to track which patients improve with surgery and rate the level of success or failure for each procedure. But there are over 30 different tests that can be done. All are not equal or reliable. So, to help surgeons decide which test to use and when to use it, this article reviews many of the commonly used before and after outcomes measures.

You may even recognize the names of some of these tests: the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) shoulder outcome score, the Constant Shoulder Score, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH), the Western Ontario Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder Index (WOOS).

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) test has been around for the last 15 years. It was developed by a committee with the hope of using it for research. The ASES can be used with all patients no matter what's wrong with the shoulder. And it can be used for patients treated conservatively (nonoperatively) as well as for those who end up having surgery for their shoulder problem.

The ASES assesses pain, instability, and function (activities of daily living or ADLs). The one major disadvantage of this test is the level of difficulty in calculating the score. It is widely used in the U.S. and Europe and can be used for research and for a general idea of how the shoulder is doing.

The Constant score is used to measure before and after results from surgery, but it can be used with nonsurgical cases as well. It does measure pain, activities of daily living (ADLs), shoulder motion, and strength.

But the Constant score test has not been validated for all different kinds of shoulder problems. And there are problems with examiner bias when it comes to measuring strength and motion. So, for now, the authors of this article who reviewed all the tests don't recommend using it until some of these issues have been ironed out.

Everyone agrees that the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) is a good measure of disability for the arm that can stand alone (i.e., other tests aren't needed along with it). It's a questionnaire patients take answering questions about symptoms and physical function.

It can be completed quickly, scored with moderate ease, and used with many different shoulder problems (e.g., arthritis, tendinitis, psoariatic arthritis, rotator cuff problems and repair, shoulder joint replacement). For general assessment and worker's compensation claims, the DASH can't be beat.

And finally, the Western Ontario Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder Index (WOOS) is rated the best for assessing results of total shoulder replacement and treatment for arthritis of the shoulder. The patient answers 19 questions about symptoms (including pain), sport, recreation, work, lifestyle, and emotional function.

This test can be given in a variety of languages including English, Spanish, French, and German. The WOOS can even b...

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