Your doctor may recommend shoulder replacement surgery if you have advanced shoulder arthritis and nonsurgical treatments haven’t alleviated your discomfort or you can’t lift your arm to complete daily chores. The surgeon replaces all or part of your shoulder joint with a prosthetic joint that restores your range of motion and capacity to operate without pain during this operation, also known as shoulder arthroplasty.
Types of Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Shoulder Revision Surgery
Symptoms for Shoulder Replacement
Your shoulder pain is so bad that you have trouble doing simple tasks like cleaning, dressing, and reaching into a cupboard.
Your shoulder has lost its range of motion.
Your shoulder is a weak spot for you.
You’re in such excruciating agony that you can’t get a good night’s sleep.
Anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone injections, and physical therapy have all failed to provide relief.
You’ve had previous arthroscopic surgery, rotator cuff repair, or fracture repair that didn’t work.