Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgery for Shoulder Arthritis
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The shoulder is a ball and socket joint and cartilage is the protective lining within the joint - working together they allow fluid range of motion. Shoulder arthritis occurs when the cartilage begins to wear away. Symptoms of shoulder arthritis includes: persistent pain, inflammation and swelling. Patients suffering from advanced shoulder arthritis and have tried conservative shoulder treatments such as medication, physical therapy and in some cases, arthroscopic surgery—without relief—may be candidates for anatomic shoulder replacement surgery.
Anatomic Total Shoulder Replacement
Reverse Shoulder Replacement
A relatively new technique is a reverse shoulder replacement. This technique was designed for individuals who are not candidates for a total shoulder replacement because of two underlying conditions—a torn rotator cuff and shoulder arthritis (sometimes caused by the torn rotator cuff). Similar to a total shoulder replacement, the reverse shoulder replacement also uses a metal or plastic ball and socket device, but the ball is placed on the shoulder blade, and the socket is placed on top of the arm bone. The name "reverse shoulder replacement" was given to this procedure because it is the reverse of the body's normal anatomy.
Joint Preservation and Cartilage Restoration Procedures for the Shoulder (CAM Procedure)
An alternative to arthroscopic surgery is joint preservation and cartilage restoration for the shoulder. In cartilage restoration, the shoulder joint tissue is, in essence, regrown or transplanted from donated tissue. For some patients, arthroscopy only provides temporary relief because of other underlying factors and damage to the cartilage. In cartilage restoration of the shoulder, the injured tissue is replaced with healthy cartilage from either the patient's own body or a donor cadaver which biologically restores the joint. This procedure, while less common, has positive results for patients who are candidates.
Therapy may or may not begin immediately upon leaving the hospital after your shoulder replacement surgery. You will be instructed if you can do pendulum exercises on your own and you may see a therapist in the hospital for therapy. This depends on the type of surgery you have. You can use your arm from the elbow down but no active motion of the shoulder until ordered by us. We will review this with you on your first visit after surgery.
- Anatomic total shoulder replacement for Shoulder Osteoarthritis
- Arthroscopic stabilization for shoulder dislocations or instability
- Arthroscopic AC repair for treatment of Shoulder Separations (AC Joint Dislocations)
- Arthroscopic treatment of Snapping Scapula or Scapulothoracic Bursitis
- Biceps Tenodesis
- Capsulolabral reconstruction for shoulder instability
- Clavicle (collar bone) fracture fixation
- Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management (CAM Procedure) For Shoulder Arthritis
- 'Double-row' arthroscopic rotator cuff repair for Rotator Cuff Tears
- Fracture Fixation Surgery
- General Orthopedic Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
- Joint Preservation and Cartilage Restoration
- Latarjet Procedure for Shoulder Instability
- Reverse Total Shoulder
- Rotator cuff 'healing response' technique for Partial Thickness Rotator cuff Tears or Tendonopathy
- Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgery for Shoulder Arthritis
- Surgery for Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries
- Tendon Transfers for Failed Rotator Cuff Repair
- Use of Autogenous Growth Factors to Accelerate Healing (PRP and ACP)