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Shoulder Pain - Surgical Options

artificial shoulder joint anatomyTotal Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Shoulder replacement surgery creates new joint surfaces by replacing the ends of bones in a damaged joint. Shoulder replacement surgery involves the highly trained surgeon replacing the ends of the damaged upper arm bone (humerus) and usually the shoulder bone (scapula) by capping them with artificial surfaces lined with plastic or metal and plastic. More


reverse artificial shoulder joint anatomyReverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

In reverse shoulder replacement surgery, the position of the ball and socket are “reversed” where the ball is applied to the shoulder and the plastic socket is attached to the upper arm. The damaged bone is removed and a rounded joint piece is attached to the shoulder bone. A cup-shaped piece replaces the top of the upper arm bone. This enables the person to lift the arm using a different muscle than the rotator cuff. More


Rotator Cuff Arthroscopy

Minimally invasive techniques (also known as arthroscopy) and improved tools allow orthopedic surgeons to fix rotator cuff tears usually through 3-4 small incisions, less than ½ inch. The rotator cuff tear is repaired by suturing the torn tendon back to the humerus. More