nonsurgical treatments are no longer helpful for relieving pain in your
shoulder, you may want to consider total shoulder replacement surgery.
replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure to relieve joint pain and
restore shoulder function. In shoulder replacement
surgery, the damaged parts of the shoulder are removed and replaced with artificial
components, called prostheses.
Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) is the "wear
and tear" type of arthritis and is the most common reason for having a total
shoulder replacement. Rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic injuries that cause
tears in the cartilage surrounding the shoulder joint and rotator cuff, and
avascular necrosis also lead patients to consider shoulder replacement.
shoulder replacement surgery, the damaged parts of the shoulder are removed and
replaced with artificial components. The treatment options are either
replacement of just the head of the humerus bone (ball), or replacement of both
the ball and the socket (glenoid).
conventional type of total shoulder surgery is not as beneficial for those who
have large rotator cuff tears called "cuff tear arthropathy." With reverse
shoulder replacement, the surgeon reverses the position of the ball and socket
in the shoulder joint. A reverse total shoulder replacement works better for
people with cuff tear arthropathy because it relies on different muscles to
move the arm.
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