The joint in the shoulder provides great range of motion, making everyday activities during sports, at work, or in the home possible.
Mild to severe shoulder pain can quickly limit your productivity. While it’s less common than knee or hip replacement, a shoulder replacement may be recommended by your doctor.
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Shoulder pain can begin and be worsened by many things. Common shoulder injuries and conditions include tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, fractures, and rotator cuff injuries. Other causes of shoulder pain and disability include the following:
- Avascular necrosis/osteonecrosis
- Failed previous shoulder replacement surgery
- Fractures due to trauma
- Post-traumatic arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
If you and your doctor decide shoulder replacement surgery is the best path forward, we’re here to guide you.
Our Approach to Shoulder Replacement Surgery
During shoulder replacement surgery, damaged parts of the shoulder are replaced with artificial components. Surgery may lead to replacing either the head of the humerus (ball) or the ball and socket.
Several different types of shoulder replacement surgeries are available. Reverse shoulder replacement is also an option for people who have more severe shoulder complications such as a torn rotator cuff, a previously failed shoulder replacement, or severe arthritis.