Shoulder replacement surgery isn’t as common as hip or knee replacement procedures, but it can successfully improve your shoulder function and get you back to doing the things you enjoy. The experts at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, with four locations in Cincinnati as well as offices in Oxford, Sardinia, and West Chester, Ohio, specialize in joint replacement surgeries, including shoulder replacement. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or by phone today at the office most convenient for you.
Shoulder replacement is a type of joint replacement surgery aimed at restoring shoulder function. It’s not as common as hip or knee replacement surgery, but it’s estimated that more than 50,000 people in the United States undergo a shoulder replacement each year.
You may benefit from shoulder replacement surgery if more conservative treatments have failed to help you regain function in your shoulder or if your symptoms are worsening.
You may benefit from a shoulder replacement if you have a health condition that affects the function of your shoulder. Common conditions that may require shoulder replacement include:
You may also need a shoulder replacement if you have a condition called avascular necrosis, which develops when your bone tissue is no longer getting the blood supply it needs to survive.
Your shoulder is a very complex joint and there’s no one single surgery that works for all shoulder issues. Your experienced specialist at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine works closely with you to determine the best surgical option for you based on your specific health needs.
Surgical shoulder replacement options may include:
Recovery from any of the shoulder replacement surgeries takes time and requires therapy. However, you should enjoy less pain and more mobility after you’ve healed.
To learn more about shoulder replacement, call Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.