Total Shoulder Replacement

What is it, and how is it performed?

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What Is Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

Total shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure that removes osteoarthritic bone and replaces it with metal and plastic components.

These components mimic the anatomy and function of a healthy shoulder so that you can return to activities without the pain caused by arthritis.

Total shoulder replacement is very effective at restoring range of motion and improving quality of life. The procedure may be performed on an outpatient basis, although most times an overnight hospital stay is necessary.

The Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons at OrthoNeuro have performed thousands of total shoulder replacements and are experts in this procedure.


About Total Shoulder Replacement

A total shoulder replacement may be recommended to treat severe osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment.

How a Total Shoulder Replacement Is Performed?

At OrthoNeuro, a total shoulder replacement can be performed as an outpatient or inpatient procedure based on what you and your OrthoNeuro surgeon feel are best for you.

During a total shoulder replacement procedure:

  1. Incision An incision is made on the front of the shoulder. Modern surgical techniques and new total shoulder components allow surgeons to make much smaller incisions.
  2. Bone removal Osteoarthritic bone is removed and prepared for implants.
  3. Implants Metal and plastic implants are perfectly positioned and then cemented in place.
  4. ClosureThe incision is carefully closed and sterilely dressed. 

Physical therapy is an important part of recovery as it helps improve stability in the shoulder as well as increase range of motion.

Make an Appointment with an OrthoNeuro Shoulder Specialist Today!

If you have been considering a total shoulder replacement, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Shoulder Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus. 

We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you. Best of all, most patients can be seen within 24 hours of making an appointment.

Shoulder Specialists

If you have severe shoulder pain and stiffness that prevents you from moving your shoulder correctly, call OrthoNeuro in Columbus, Ohio, or request an appointment online for expert orthopedic shoulder treatments.

Scott P. Stephens, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

Benjamin W. Szerlip, DO

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

B. Rodney Comisar, MD, FAAOS

Orthopedic Surgeon

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