Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure in which glen-humeral joint is replaced by an artificial joint


Shoulder consists of 3 bones: Upper arm bone (humerus), Shoulder blade (scapula) and Collar Bone (clavicle). It is a ball-and-socket joint also known as glenoid. The head of humerus fits into a shallow socket in the shoulder blade. This joint allows the movement of the arm in different direction.shouldreplacefinal_large

Causes of Shoulder Replacement

  • Osteoarthritis is the degenerative disorder in which rate of cartilage generation is less than that of breakdown.
  • Severe fractures of the shoulder.
  • Avascular necrosis results due to insufficient supply of blood to bones and inner regions of the joint.
  • Post traumatic arthritis is due to injury to joint cartilage or through damage to the ligaments.
  • Destruction of the joint cartilage.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammation of joints tissue which can cause destruction of cartilage.
  • Poor result from previous surgery.
  • Tumor around the shoulder.

Types of Shoulder Surgery:

  1. Shoulder resurfacing arthroplasty: Only damaged part is replaced.
  2. Partial shoulder surgery: one part of the joint is replaced.
  3. Total shoulder surgery: Both parts of the joint is replaced.
  4. Reverse Shoulder Surgery: Combination of rotator cuff tear and shoulder arthritis.

Different types of shoulder surgery

  1. Minimally Invasive Surgery
  2. Mini-Open Surgery
  3. Open Surgery

Post-Operative Rehabilitation:

  • Don’t use the arm to push yourself up in bed or from a chair.
  • Patient will work with physiotherapist after 48 hours of surgery.
  • Don’t lift the heavy weight.
  • Do shoulder exercise at home.


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