Reverse Shoulder Replacement is a surgical treatment option for severe shoulder osteoarthritis that causes pain and decreased range of motion. During the 1-2 hour procedure, the surgeon makes an incision on the front of the shoulder, removes osteoarthritic bone, and perfectly positions metal and plastic implants in reverse positions. After the procedure, patients are placed in a comfortable shoulder sling and monitored in the recovery room until they are awake and alert. Our Orthopaedic Institute Brielle Orthopaedics Shoulder Specialist will create a physical therapy plan to help restore function and motion to the shoulder. This procedure is only recommended when nonsurgical treatment options do not improve the patient's pain. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment and find out if Reverse Shoulder Replacement is the right treatment option for you.
A shoulder labrum repair is a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure that repairs a torn shoulder labrum and stabilizes the shoulder. The outpatient procedure is performed arthroscopically under general anesthesia.
During this short procedure, the following procedure steps are carried out:
Incisions are closed and dressing with sterile dressings. The patient is placed in a comfortable sling that holds the shoulder in a neutral position.
After surgery, our Shoulder Specialists will create a Physical Therapy plan to help restore function and motion to the shoulder.
The glenoid labrum is a rim of soft tissue that surrounds the shoulder socket—holding the head of the humerus in place and stabilizing the shoulder. An accident or injury may cause a partial or sometimes complete labrum tear and subsequent shoulder subluxations or dislocations. Because the labrum is torn and cannot repair itself, surgery may be a recommended treatment option, especially if subluxations or dislocation are frequent.
Patients who injure their shoulder and are in pain are encouraged to make an appointment with our specialists as soon as possible. Delaying a diagnosis can make the injury and its symptoms worse.