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Total Shoulder Replacement

Total shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces osteoarthritic bone with metal and plastic components to relieve symptoms.
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What is Total Shoulder Replacement?

Total shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure that removes osteoarthritic bone from the shoulder and replaces it with metal and plastic components to relieve the symptoms associated with joint arthritis. The procedure involves making an incision on the front of the shoulder, removing or trimming osteoarthritic bone, and preparing it for implants that are perfectly positioned to mimic the normal function of a healthy shoulder before being cemented in place. After surgery, the patient is placed in a comfortable sling and monitored until they are ready to be moved to their hospital room or go home. Our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Shoulder Specialists create a physical therapy plan after surgery to help restore function and motion to the shoulder. Total shoulder replacement treats osteoarthritis, a chronic condition that degrades bones, cartilage, and soft tissue of a joint, causing symptoms such as pain, swelling, weakness, decreased range of motion, and inability to move the arm. Early diagnosis is key to effective shoulder osteoarthritis treatment, and patients who choose our Specialist can look forward to symptom relief, a quick recovery, and a return to normal, pain-free living.


Total shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure that removes osteoarthritic bone and replaces it with metal and plastic components. This procedure is similar to a total knee or total hip replacement as the goal is to relieve the symptoms associated with joint arthritis. Total shoulder replacement is very effective at restoring range of motion and improving quality of life. Procedure steps include:

  • Incision: An incision is made on the front of the shoulder. Modern surgical techniques allow our surgeons to make much smaller incisions that may have been required in years past.
  • Bone removal: Osteoarthritic bone is removed or trimmed and prepared for the implants.
  • Implants: Metal and plastic implants are perfectly positioned to mimic the normal function of a healthy shoulder and then cemented in place.
  • Closure: The incision is carefully closed and sterilely dressed.

The patient is placed in a comfortable sling after the procedure and brought to the postoperative recovery room where they are monitored until they are awake, alert, and ready to be moved to their hospital room or go home. After surgery, our Specialist will create a physical therapy plan to help restore function and motion to the shoulder.

Patients who choose our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Shoulder Specialists to perform their total shoulder replacement can look forward to symptom relief, a quick recovery, and a return to normal, pain-free living.

What Does Total Shoulder Replacement Treat?

Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition that degrades the bones, cartilage and soft tissue of a joint. Shoulder osteoarthritis is especially problematic because the shoulder is the body’s most mobile joint. Severe shoulder osteoarthritis causes bone on bone rubbing, which can damage soft tissue, cartilage and other ligaments and cause the following symptoms:

  • Decreased range of motion
  • Inability to move the arm
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Weakness

The key to effective shoulder osteoarthritis treatment is an early diagnosis. If you are in pain, please contact us today to make an appointment.

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