Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure in which all or part of the glenohumeral joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Such joint replacement surgery generally is conducted to relieve arthritis pain or fix the severe physical joint damage

In a healthy shoulder, the "ball" of the humerus is held in the shoulder socket by several muscles and tendons, including the rotator cuff tendon. A reverse total shoulder replacement works better for people with cuff tear arthropathy because it relies on different muscles to move the arm.

Up to Six Weeks Post Surgery:

It is not uncommon for patients to experience pain with activity and even while resting. You should continue performing recommended exercises two to three times daily. Avoid moving your arm into extreme positions (such as behind your body).

Several conditions can cause shoulder pain and disability, and lead patients to consider shoulder joint replacement surgery.

  • Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease) ...

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis. ...

  • Post-traumatic Arthritis. ...

  • Rotator Cuff Tear Arthropathy. ...

  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) ...

  • Severe Fractures.


Total shoulder replacement arthroplasty is a well-established surgery for restoring comfort and function to the arthritic shoulder. In this procedure, the arthritic ball is replaced by a smooth metal ball fixed to the arm bone (humerus) by a stem that fits within it.

Partial shoulder replacement, also called shoulder hemiarthroplasty is a surgical procedure during which the upper bone in the arm (humerus) is replaced with a prosthetic metal implant, whereas the other half of the shoulder joint (glenoid or socket) is left intact.

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