Shoulder & Joint Replace

Joint Replacement surgery is a safe and efficient way to eliminate discomfort and get back to your normal routine

If non-surgical therapy such as drugs and activity adjustments are no longer effective in reducing discomfort, shoulder joint replacement surgery may be an option.

This section will help you learn more about shoulder joint replacement surgery, whether you are just starting to look at treatment choices or have already made a decision.

The Shoulder Overview

The shoulder is one of the body’s largest and most complicated joints. Like a ball and socket, the humerus (upper arm bone) inserts into the scapula (shoulder blade) to form the shoulder joint. The following bones are crucial in the shoulder:The scapula’s acromion is a bony protrusion., In the acromioclavicular joint, the clavicle (collarbone) meets the acromion. The coracoid process is a bony projection from the scapula that looks like a hook.

Articular cartilage is a smooth layer that covers the surfaces of the bones where they touch, protecting them while allowing them to move freely. All remaining surfaces inside the shoulder joint are covered by a fibrous capsule, which is a thin, smooth tissue. This membrane produces a little amount of fluid that lubricates the cartilage and reduces friction in a healthy shoulder.

The muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder give stability and support. All of these elements work together to allow the shoulder to move freely.

Group of orthopedic surgeons performing a wrist arthroscopy on a male patient


A multitude of illnesses can cause shoulder pain and dysfunction, leading to the need for shoulder joint replacement surgery.

– Injuries to the rotator cuff

– Failed Shoulder Replacement Surgery

– Rheumatoid Arthritis after a fatal injury

– Fractures are a type of crack that occurs when the body’s structure is broken. Osteoarthritis affects the joints and is a type of arthritis.

Is it Time to Replace Your Shoulder Joints?

For a variety of reasons, your doctor recommended shoulder replacement surgery. The following traits are common in surgical patients:

– Severe shoulder pain that makes reaching into a cabinet, dressing, using the toilet, or washing clothing difficult.

– Pain during rest ranges from mild to severe. This discomfort could keep you awake at night.

– Shoulder soreness, weakness, or range of motion loss.

– Anti-orthopedic medicines, cortisone injections, and/or physical therapy have all failed to appreciably improve the condition.

To determine whether you require shoulder replacement surgery, you, your family, your family physician, and your orthopedic surgeon should all collaborate.

Group of orthopedic surgeons performing a wrist arthroscopy on a male patient

What is shoulder replacement surgery?

Shoulder replacement surgery requires a great deal of skill. It should be carried out by a surgical team that has performed similar procedures before. Shoulder replacements are available in a variety of styles. Before making any judgments, your surgeon will assess your case thoroughly. They’ll talk to you about which kind of replacement is best for your health. Do not be afraid to inquire about the sort of implant that will be utilized in your case, as well as why that particular implant is the best option for you.

Your surgeon will discuss the types of shoulder replacements that you may require with you. There are four possibilities:

– Hemiarthroplasty: This operation just replaces the ball and stem. The ball is attached to the stem, which articulates with your natural socket.

– Comprehensive ShoulderArthroplasty: Thisisabone-preservingformoftotalshoulderarthroplastyinwhichthemetallicballisjoinedtotheupperarmwithoutastem.

-Reverse Complete ShoulderReplacement:Inareversetotalshoulderreplacement,thejointis reversed,withametalballreplacingtheglenoidsocketandaprosthesisreplacingtheglenoidsocket.

– Resurfacing Hemiarthroplasty: This procedure includes replacing the humeral head’s joint surface with a cap-like prosthesis that does not have a stem.

– Anatomic Total Shoulder Replacement: The arthritic joint is replaced by a perfectly reflective metal object affixed to a stem on the humeral side and a plastic cup on the humeral head socket.

What are the benefits of a shoulder replacement?

Pain alleviation, greater range of motion, and enhanced function are all benefits of this treatment.


What are the precautions to be followed after shoulder replacement surgery?/

The following are some general instructions:

– Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions when driving. You will, however, require a driver to transport you home when you are discharged.

– don’t lift anything heavier than a glass of water.

– stop carrying large objects.

– Return to active arm movement within pain tolerancregularlyhysical therapist’s and other healthcare experts’ instructions for home exercises. Take care not to overdo it!

– Push yourself up from a bed or chair without using your surgical arm.

– Don’t undertake any hard lifting regularly. Playing contact sports is not a good idea.

– For the first six weeks after surgery, avoid putting your arm in any “extreme position.” Extending your arm straight out to the side or behind your back is an example.

If you still have any queries. Book an appointment with us to know more.

Dr Karthik Gudaru
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