Shoulder Replacement

A shoulder replacement is a procedure that tries to eliminate the source of pain and dysfunction by replacing damaged parts of the shoulder joint with artificial components called prostheses. The most common reasons for a shoulder replacement surgery are osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tear arthropathy, avascular necrosis or rheumatoid arthritis. The procedure is meant to relieve your pain, improve your strength, increase your range of motion and enable you to use your shoulder and arm.


Types of shoulder replacements


Surgery Technique

After general anesthesia and regional block, we position the patient in beach chair position. We give a small incision between the deltoid muscle and pectoralis muscle. Through this approach we remove the damaged part of the joint and replace it with new shoulder joint. We generally give a sling post operatively for few days.


Post-Operative Recovery

The recovery period varies from person to person and also depend on the type of surgery you had. Typically, you should use your arm for waist-level activities on day one following surgery. You should dress and feed yourself within the first week. Be careful with driving.

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