Shoulder Replacement Surgery
This medical procedure involves a prosthetic “ball” which is surgically attached at the shoulder blade, and an artificial “socket” is then constructed at the top of the upper arm bone. By reversing the location of the ball and socket, it allows the shoulder to bypass the damaged muscles and tendons and use the muscles at the top of the arm and shoulder instead which stabilizes the shoulder joint and restores pain-free motion and function.
Many surgeries take place to repair the muscles, connective tissue, or damaged joints that can arise from traumatic or overuse injuries to the shoulder.
Types of shoulder surgery procedures include:
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Surgery for a dislocated shoulder is often required to tighten torn or stretched tendons or ligaments. Shoulder surgery repairs a damaged, degenerated or diseased shoulder joint. It is a treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions in your shoulder joint. These commonly include rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations, and shoulder separations. Shoulder surgery can potentially help restore pain-free range of motion and full function to a damaged shoulder joint.
Arthroplasty – This treatment replaces or resurfaces a diseased joint. It involves removing arthritic or damaged surfaces of bone and replacing them with artificial material or an implant called a prosthesis. It can include a partial replacement or a total replacement of your shoulder joint.
Rotator Cuff Repair – This reattaches a torn rotator cuff. It is a treatment for a torn tendon in your shoulder joint.
Soft tissue repair treats damage to the shoulder muscles.