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Community Learns About Innovations in Shoulder Replacements

DELAND, Fla., August 22, 2017 — On Aug. 16, community members joined Florida Hospital DeLand for a free community seminar regarding innovations in shoulder replacements.
Over a healthy dinner, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brandon Steen explained the various types of shoulder ailments, treatment options, and the future of shoulder replacements.
As a former collegiate pitcher for the Ohio State University Buckeyes, Steen is no stranger to shoulder pain. His first-hand experience with sports-related injuries and rehabilitation piqued his interest in medicine and orthopedics early on during college.
“Shoulder pain has an extremely wide spectrum and all patients with shoulder pain cannot all be treated the same, as patients experience unique outcomes,” he said. 
During the seminar, Steen told the audience that rotator cuff tears were one of the most common conditions he sees in his practice. 
“By age 60, more than 50 percent of Americans have a rotator cuff tear, and by 80 years old, approximately 75 percent have a tear,” Steen said. 
Although some are caused by a traumatic injury, most are degenerative tears, meaning tears that result from time and aging, he added. 
Steen performs approximately 100 shoulder replacements a year and between 88-95 percent of patients find improvement after surgery
About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital DeLand has 164-beds and is one of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit
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Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brandon Steen discussed innovations in shoulder replacements over a healthy dinner at Florida Hospital DeLand on Aug. 16.