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Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder Replacement Surgery: Symptoms and Procedure

People suffering from arthritis HAVE pain in shoulder. Overall hip replacement and knee replacement is well known among the masses. But a person suffering from severe shoulder arthritis need shoulder replacement. It is the great solution to decrease the pain and improve shoulder motion in the person suffering from this condition. Shoulder joint replacement is the best answer for the treatment of severe arthritis of the shoulder joint. By suffering Total Shoulder replacement surgery, patient can get relief from pain by replacing the injured bone and cartilage with a plastic and metal implant.

HEMIARTHROPLASTY – HERE ONLY HUMERAL HEAD IS REPLACED. IT IS INDICATED IN FOUR PART FRACTURE OF PROXIMAL HUMERUS WHERE HEAD CANOT BE PERESEVED OR CHANCE OF HEAD SURVIVAL IS LOW.


Some of the symptoms of shoulder arthritis are:

  • A feeling of grinding or catching within the joint
  • Stiffness
  • Tenderness around the joint
  • Swelling of the joint
  • Pain with activities

What is Shoulder Joint Replacement?

Over-all shoulder joint replacement is the process to replace bone and socket of the shoulder with plastic (POLYETHYLENE) and metal implant to reduce pain and improve the movement in the patient. Orthopedic surgeon performs this surgery under general anesthesia. In this surgery, the surgeon changes the ends of bones in a damaged joint. These benefits create new joint surfaces. Surgeons replace the ends of the injured arm bone and the shoulder bone or cap them with artificial surfaces lined with plastic or metal. Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement.

NEWER TECHNIQUE OF SHOULDER REPLACEMENT – IT IS INDICATED SPECIALLY IN ROTATOR CUFF ARTHROPATHY. The patient recovers within 3 to 5 weeks of time. Shoulder replacement surgery is achieved by skilled orthopedic surgeons in hospitals. Success rate of total shoulder substitution surgery is around 85% so individuals suffering from severe shoulder arthritis can undergo this surgery.