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Shoulder Resurfacing

Shoulder Resurfacing Procedure removes damaged bone and replaces it with a metal component, ideal for patients not ready for a total shoulder replacement.
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What is a Shoulder Resurfacing Procedure?

A shoulder Resurfacing Procedure is a surgical treatment option for patients suffering from arthritis or traumatic injury who are not yet ready for a total shoulder replacement. During the procedure damaged bone from the humeral head is removed, and a metal component is perfectly fit to the patient's bone and cemented in place. The patient's arm is placed in a sling after the procedure and goes through physical therapy to regain shoulder strength and function. Recovery time is dependent on the patient's healing process and response to physical therapy. This procedure is an effective treatment option for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, and post-traumatic arthritis. Our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons are experts in diagnosing and treating shoulder resurfacing procedures. Patients who are experiencing pain and limited range of motion should contact us to schedule an appointment at any of our convenient locations in Wall, Toms River, Freehold, Red Bank, and coming soon to Edison. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to achieving a successful recovery.


Orthopaedic Institute Brielle Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Institute Brielle Orthopaedics specialists perform a shoulder resurfacing procedure on patients who suffer from arthritis or a traumatic injury but are not ready for a total shoulder replacement. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia on an in-patient, usually 1-2-night, basis.

The procedure. During the procedure, a specialist removes damaged bone from the humeral head and replaces it with a metal component. The metal component is perfectly fit to your bone and cemented in place. The specialist checks range of motion to ensure the shoulder moves freely and easily.

Recovery. Your arm is placed in a sling after the procedure and remains in the sling for about 6-weeks. Physical therapy is started two weeks after your surgery to help you regain shoulder strength and function. Total recovery time is dependent on the your healing processes and response to physical therapy. Many patients are able to drive 2-6 weeks after their procedure and start physical activity after 3 months.

What Conditions Does a Shoulder Resurfacing Procedure Treat?

A shoulder resurfacing procedure is ideal for patients who are in pain and/or have a limited range of motion but are not ready for a total shoulder replacement. Common conditions that cause these symptoms include:

  • Osteoarthritis. A disease characterized by the wear and tear of joint bone and cartilage.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis. An autoimmune disease in which the body attacks and destroys its own cartilage.
  • Avascular necrosis. Lack of blood blow causes the shoulder bone to deteriorate.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis. A traumatic accident damages bone and cartilage which in turns causes early onset arthritis.

Our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons are experts in diagnosing and treating shoulder resurfacing procedures.

If you are in pain and would like a treatment solution should contact us to schedule an appointment at any of our convenient locations in Wall, Toms River, Freehold, Red Bank and coming soon to Edison.

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