Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgery

Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgery

Total shoulder joint replacement surgery, also known as total shoulder arthroplasty, is the deletion of parts of the shoulder joint, which are exchanged with artificial implantation to decrease pain and bring back variety of rotation and movements. It is very successful to reduce the serious pain and toughness created by final stage arthritis

Shoulder arthritis occurs when the smooth cartilage covering the shoulder bones thins or dissolves. These levels of cartilage permit the bones to move freely against one another in a strong shoulder. A decrease in the amount of cartilage between the bones causes friction and roughness that damages the bones. This is a painful and difficult situation to find yourself in. Artificial shoulder joint replacements that have been surgically implanted return patients to full mobility, strength, and function.

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What causes the conditions treated by shoulder replacement surgery?

There are two general types of arthritis that disturb the shoulder.

  1. Osteoarthritis(OA): This is the result of years of wear and tear on the joint’s cartilage. Even though it affects a large percentage of the elderly population, arthritis tends to affect the knees, hips, and fingers more frequently than the shoulder. Osteoarthritis in the shoulder is more common in people who are physically active, such as ex-tennis players, weightlifters, and others. Long-term harm can result from a serious or critical injury in some cases, such as:
    • torn rotator cuff
    • shoulder fracture
  2. Inflammatory Arthritis(IA): This is an umbrella term for a variety of long-term, autoimmune diseases that have no known cause. The two most common causes of shoulder pain are:
    • rheumatoid arthritis
    • ankylosing spondilytis

More people with these situations who have shoulder joint replacement surgeries feels less pain and better function in the shoulder.

Dr. Kaushal's Treatment

  • pinless navigated knee replacement
  • Computer assisted knee replacement
  • Primary Knee replacement
  • Revision Knee replacement
  • Knee osteotomy
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Primary Hip Replacement
  • Computer assisted Hip Replacement
  • Revision Hip Replacement
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Reverse Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Elbow Joint Replacement

About Dr. Kaushal

(Senior Consultant joint, hip, shoulder Replacement and trauma, &
HOD Orthopaedics  New Delhi)

Orthopaedic Consultant- Specialist for Joint Replacement(Regency Medical Centre, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania)

Fellow Joint Replacement (AIIMS)

Fellow stemcell, Soft tissue and Bone Banking (AIIMS)

Patient care and training Consultant(Fortis Escorts Hospital)

Honorary Consultant (Orthopaedics)Charitable clinic (Khadija National Hospital, Darya Ganj, New Delhi)

How do I know if I need shoulder joint replacement?

There is no nonsurgical treatment that can control the pain of shoulder arthritis. An increase in toughness, as well as an ever-lasting or harsh sensation in the shoulder, is a common symptom of pain.

Because the cartilage between the shoulder joint’s bones has disappeared, these symptoms indicate that the bones are rubbing against each other and causing pain. You’ll need to have shoulder joint replacement surgery in this situation.

How is shoulder joint replacement done?

In traditional shoulder joint replacement surgery, A metal ball replaces the damaged humeral head (the joint’s ball), and a smooth plastic cup replaces the glenoid cavity (the joint’s socket). It is located at the top of the humerus – the upper arm bone – while the glenoid is located in the scapula – the shoulder blade.

All joint replacements use this metal-on-plastic implantation system instead of metal-on-metal. Some patients, such as those with severe humeral head fractures, may benefit from a hemireplacement (partial shoulder replacement). Only the ball was changed in this procedure.

What is reverse shoulder joint replacement surgery ?

A reverse shoulder joint replacement surgery is the conditions of the ball and socket are transferred : The patient’s natural socket is replaced with a metal ball implantation, and a plastic socket implantation is replaced on the humeral head.

The tendons don’t have to hold it in place with this layout, making it more stable. The deltoid muscle rather than the rotator cuff tendon controls its movement. A shattered shoulder that needs new surfaces but lacks strong soft tissues for maintenance and movement is a good candidate for this procedure. Patients with severe rotator cuff tears and shoulder arthritis are typically candidates for this procedure.

Reverse shoulder joint replacement surgery is based on the following foundation: Although it is possible for a healthy person to have their shoulder joint dislocated (as in a hip joint), it is more common for people to have their shoulders dislocated. In order to hold and move the ball, the tendon sheaths that surround the ball and socket are essential. Nevertheless, in some cases, these tendons are damaged, torn, or completely non-moving. With no soft tissue to hold it in place and/or move it, ball implantation in traditional replacements would not be possible.

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How long does it take to recover from a shoulder joint replacement?

Typically, it takes a patient eight weeks or more to recover. Many months may pass before a patient is able to perform intense work or forceful exercises again.

Patients who undergo shoulder joint replacement surgery typically experience some discomfort, but it is not the same discomfort they feel as a result of their arthritis. That surgery has largely eliminated the pain associated with arthritis.

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