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Shoulder Replacement

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Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder Joint Replacement is a highly successful procedure for alleviating chronic shoulder pain, stiffness, and disability when nonsurgical interventions are ineffective.

Indications for shoulder joint replacement include end-stage shoulder arthritis, failed nonsurgical treatments, multiple fractures unsuitable for proper fixation, damage from old infections or circulation issues, poor outcomes from previous surgeries, torn tissue, or tumors around the shoulder joint.

The shoulder joint comprises a ball (upper end of the humerus) and socket (glenoid cavity of the scapula), with cartilage providing cushioning and smooth gliding surfaces. Surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments contribute to joint stability and motion.

Shoulder replacement surgery can be partial or total:

Partial shoulder replacement involves replacing the diseased portion of the humeral head with an artificial metal prosthesis.
Total shoulder replacement replaces both the head and socket with durable imported metal and plastic components, restoring function and alleviating pain.
Patients typically experience pain relief and improved mobility within weeks post-surgery, allowing them to resume daily activities and even sports like golf, swimming, cycling, gardening, and yoga.


Shoulder replacement surgery involves replacing damaged parts of the shoulder joint with artificial components to improve mobility and reduce pain.

Candidates typically have severe shoulder pain, stiffness, and limited mobility due to conditions like arthritis, fractures, or failed previous surgeries.

Benefits include reduced pain, improved shoulder function, increased range of motion, and enhanced quality of life.

Recovery involves physical therapy, pain management, and gradually increasing activity levels. Full recovery may take several months.

Risks include infection, blood clots, nerve injury, shoulder dislocation, and implant failure.