If nonsurgical treatments like medications and activity changes are no longer helpful for relieving shoulder joint pain, you may want to consider SHOULDER JOINT REPLACEMENT surgery. This is a safe and effective way to relieve pain and help you resume your everyday activities.
Total Shoulder Replacement also known as Total Shoulder Arthroplasty is less common than knee or hip replacement however; it is just as successful in relieving joint pain.
Advancements in joint replacement surgery have resulted in the migration of total shoulder procedures to the outpatient surgery center for patients who meet specific criteria. This option provides a significant cost savings to the patient as well as the insurance company while promoting high quality and safe care.
THE PROCEDURE: The procedure takes about 2-3 hours. You will be placed under general anesthesia and sleep through your surgery. The damaged joint is removed and replaced with a prosthesis or a new joint.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE: Most shoulder surgery patients can resume their normal activities within a few months. Your surgeon will discuss this specifically with you. The success of your surgery will depend largely on how well you follow your surgeon’s instructions at home during the first few weeks after surgery.