Total Shoulder Replacement is a highly effective surgical procedure used to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis in the shoulder joint. Our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Shoulder Specialists use modern surgical techniques to make small incisions and perfectly position metal and plastic implants that mimic the normal function of a healthy shoulder. Patients can look forward to symptom relief, a quick recovery, and a return to normal activities. If you are experiencing decreased range of motion, inability to move the arm, pain, swelling, or weakness in your shoulder, please contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists. Early diagnosis is key to effective treatment. After surgery, our specialists will create a physical therapy plan to help restore function and motion to the shoulder.
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:
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.
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:
The key to effective shoulder osteoarthritis treatment is an early diagnosis. If you are in pain, please contact us today to make an appointment.