Special Shoulder Presentation for St. Cloud Hospital Staff


Shoulder replacements are not as common as other joint replacement procedures. However, numbers of shoulder replacements increase every year as implant technology and surgeon skills have evolved. Reverse total shoulder arthoplasty (TSA) in particular, is a newer procedure we provide at St. Cloud Orthopedics. As little as 9 years ago, patients would have to travel to larger cities for this technology. Today, it’s a procedure commonly performed at the St. Cloud Hospital, allowing us to serve our patients’ needs locally.

Dr. Matthew Hwang’s physician assistant, Andrea Bobis, will be delivering educational talks on shoulder procedures for the St. Cloud Hospital staff. The presentations will help staff understand the different types of shoulder replacements. Each session will cover:

  • Basic shoulder anatomy
  • Common types of shoulder replacements and their indications
  • Common complications of shoulder replacement surgery
  • Postoperative care protocol and implications for nursing and rehab professionals

Andrea will also briefly discuss concerns for post-op nursing and rehab staff, as well as new measures used for pain control and reverse TSA, which is a relatively new procedure. She will be delivering her presentation at the following educations days at the St. Cloud Hospital:

  • Tuesday, September 9th 4pm-7:30pm; Presentation 6:30pm-7:30pm (Aspen Room)
  • Wednesday, September 10th 9am-12:30pm; Presentation 11:30am-12:30pm (Hoppe Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, September 10th 4pm-7:30pm; Presentation 6:30-7:30pm (Hoppe Auditorium)