If shoulder pain due to arthritis or injury cannot be managed with lifestyle modifications or medications, then your physician may recommend shoulder surgery to reduce pain and increase range of motion.
Total Shoulder Replacement
Used for patients with arthritis pain despite other treatments. This procedure involves removing the arthritic bone from the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder and replacing those parts.
Hemiarthroplasty Shoulder Replacement
Sometimes called a “partial” shoulder replacement, this procedure is usually done for patients with shoulder fractures or arthritis. The surgeon will replace the ball joint, but not the socket.
Reverse-Ball Total Shoulder Replacement
A different style of replacement that provides relief for the patient with arthritis as well as a torn rotator cuff, or what’s called rotator cuff anthropathy. Since the rotator cuff is critical in the function of the shoulder, a torn rotator cuff requires a different type of replacement. The procedure allows the muscles and tendons to do the job of the rotator cuff, helping reduce pain and increase motion.