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Shoulder Replacement

The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint, with the top of the arm bone (humeral head) fitting into a socket known as the glenoid. Muscles and tendons, such as the rotator cuff, help hold the joint in place. Surgery involves replacing the humeral head and the glenoid with artificial components

Reasons for Shoulder Replacement (Indications)

The common reason is pain in the shoulder, which may be due to Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, COMmINUTED FRECTURES OF humeral head and other problems in the joint. The replacement may be partial (Hemiarthroplasty) or Total (including the Glenoid) shoulder replacement

You may benefit from shoulder replacement if:
Painful movement limits not only work and recreation, but impacts daily activities of normal living.
Sleep is disturbed due to pain in your shoulder or arm.
Pain relief is unsuccessful using traditional approaches such as medication, injections, or physical therapy.
The shoulder is stiff and arm movement is limited. There may be a grinding or catching sensation as the bone surfaces move against one another.
X-rays or MRI shows arthritis or other problems such as Severe Tear of Rotator cuff Muscle.
  • anesthesia
  • infection
  • loosening
  • dislocation
  • nerve or blood vessel injury
Post-operative rehabilitation after Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgery

OnOnce you are comfortably mobilizing, with your arm in a sling, you will be discharged home. Your shoulder will be immobilized, to give the tissues a chance to heal and gradually over weeks and months, you will be advised to increase your activity

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