Shoulder replacement surgery — also known as shoulder arthroplasty — replaces damaged bone and cartilage in the shoulder joint with a prosthetic (artificial) implant.
Types of shoulder replacement surgeries include
- Partial replacement: a metal head or ball is attached to the top of the upper arm
- Total replacement: both the ball and plastic lining are implanted inside the socket
We offer minimally invasive surgery and open surgery options. In addition to pain relief, the benefits of shoulder replacement surgery are improved range of motion, mobility, and quality of life.
Why Choose UHealth?
Personalized care for athletic injuries at the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute. Our orthopedic experts work in conjunction with sports medicine specialists to help you get back to your optimal strength and performance quickly and safely following an injury. Whether you’re a professional or collegiate-level athlete recovering from an injury or someone who enjoys going for a jog a couple times a week, our world-renowned sports medicine specialists will help you get back in the game.
World-class care in an academic health center. As a research and teaching institution, we treat children and adults with proven, leading-edge procedures based on clinical studies performed at the Miller School of Medicine.
The future of medicine is happening now. From diagnosis to treatment and follow-up, physicians work in teams to diagnose and treat each patient, using the latest technology and innovative approaches in their field. UHealth patients can participate in clinical trials and benefit from the most recent discoveries that are fast-tracked from the laboratory to the bedside.