Can A Custom Deltoid Implant Improve My Shoulder Asymmetry From Prior Shoulder Surgery?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I dont have pictures of my case right now, but my case is quite similar to this one “Plastic Surgery Case Study – Custom Deltoid Implants for Shoulder Contour Restoration After Muscle Atrophy From An Axillary Nerve Injury”. I am so excited to find a documented procedure for this deltoid athrophy. Currently, I am living in Europe and I would like to know if there is some chance to do the surgery in Europe. While I am now in my mid 40s and I have this issue since I am 20 (date of my shoulder surgery), so just thinking about finding a solution makes me quite happy. Thanks for the time and I hope you can help me find a solution for this issue that I have been carrying for more than 2 decades.
A: The good news is that the muscle atrophy from your axillary nerve injury can be aesthetically improved by a custom deltoid implant design. Unfortunately I only do surgery in the U.S.
Dr. Barry Eppley