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 top of the upper arm
- Total replacement: both the ball and plastic lining are implanted inside the socket
Shoulder arthroplasty is a successful treatment for fractures, osteoarthritis (degenerative “wear and tear” on the joint), rheumatoid arthritis (chronic inflammatory condition), avascular necrosis, and other conditions that cause severe shoulder pain and injury.
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?
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. Our doctors, residents, nurses, and therapists work together to create healthy outcomes.