Shoulder Replacement

The Shoulder surgery involves replacing the damaged joint ball or humeral head with a metal ball and putting a new smooth plastic surface on the glenoid called the socket. Metal on plastic surfaces rather than metal on metal is the hallmark of virtually all shoulder replacement implant systems. Partial shoulder replacement (or hemi-replacement) may also be indicated with certain severe shoulder fractures of the humeral head. This technique requires the replacement of the ball component only. Joint replacement surgeon in Pune

During shoulder arthroscopy, a surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your shoulder joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments.

Because the arthroscope and surgical instruments are thin, the surgeon can use very small incisions (cuts), rather than the larger incision needed for standard, open surgery. This results in less pain for patients and shortens the time it takes to recover and return to favorite activities.

Basically, there are four types of shoulder replacement hemiarthroplasty, surface replacement, total shoulder arthroplasty and reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Hemiarthroplasty is usually done when a proximal humerus including humeral head is badly broken and cannot be fixed especially in the elderly population.

shoulder replacement is a tremendously successful procedure for treating the severe pain and stiffness that often result at the end stage of various forms of arthritis or degenerative joint disease of the shoulder joint. The primary goal of shoulder replacement surgery is pain relief, with a secondary benefit of restoring motion, strength, function, and assisting with returning patients to an activity level as near to normal as possible. Many patients return to the sports they love like tennis, golf, and swimming, while also pursuing personal health initiatives such as individual training, yoga, and pilates.

  • Shoulder Anatomy
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Impingement