Advance Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder replacement surgery is an option for treatment of severe arthritis of the shoulder joint and severe communicated fracture. Total shoulder replacement surgery alleviates pain by replacing the damaged bone and cartilage with a metal and plastic implant. The shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint, much like the hip joint. The ball is the top of the arm bone (the humours), and the socket is within the shoulder blade (scapula). This joint allows people an enormous range of motion at the shoulder.
When shoulder replacement surgery is performed, the ball is removed from the top of the humours and replaced with a metal implant. This is shaped like a half-moon and attached to a stem inserted down the center of the arm bone. The socket portion of the joint is shaved clean and replaced with a plastic socket that is cemented into the shoulder blade. Also do reverse shoulder arthoplasty.

Reverse total shoulder replacement

Reverse total shoulder replacement may be recommended if patient have:

  • A completely torn rotator cuff that cannot be repaired.
  • Cuff tear arthropathy.
  • A previous shoulder replacement that was unsuccessful.
  • Severe shoulder pain and difficulty lifting your arm away from your side or over your head.
  • Tried other treatments, such as rest, medications, cortisone injections, and physical therapy, which have not relieved shoulder pain.