Shoulder joints undergo a lot of wear and tear and therefore have the potential to become unstable. Shoulder arthritis is a painful condition that affects the shoulder joints. Shoulder arthritis generally causes symptoms such as joint pain and limited range of motion.
When patients suffer from severe arthritis or degenerative disease of the shoulder and conservative treatments do not yield any results, shoulder surgery may help provide pain relief and improved shoulder function.
Shoulder surgery involves replacing the arthritic bone surfaces with a metal ball attached to a stem that goes into the upper arm. The metal ball fits into a plastic socket.
Total Shoulder Replacement
The total shoulder replacement surgery involves replacement of the ends of the damaged humerus (upper arm bone) and scapula (shoulder blade) with artificial implants or prostheses. The joint components are held in position with special bone cement or a material that lets new bone grow to hold it without cement.
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Partial shoulder replacement is a procedure for patients who have shoulder arthritis involving predominantly the ball side of the shoulder joint. This may come from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, severe fractures, or arthritis that develops after a fracture or dislocation of the shoulder.
A resurfacing hemiarthroplasty procedure minimizes bone removal and restores the native shoulder anatomy as far as possible.
For shoulder arthritis treatments in Phoenix, consult the top shoulder surgeon in Phoenix at FXRX Inc. at 480-449-3979. As an orthopedic shoulder surgeon in Phoenix specializing in sports medicine procedures, Dr. Sumit Dewanjee has performed hundreds of successful shoulder surgeries, arthroscopies and other treatments.