When most people think of joint replacement, they think of knees or hips. However, the shoulder joint can be replaced as well. In fact, total shoulder replacement can be as successful at relieving shoulder pain as other joint replacement surgeries. The total shoulder replacement surgeons at iOrtho have had great success in treating patients with shoulder pain in New York City, Staten Island, Jersey City, and surrounding areas.
The shoulder joint has a rather unique anatomy. This is not surprising since the shoulder joint provides the arm with the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. The shoulder joint is comprised of three bones: the upper arm or humerus, the collarbone or clavicle, and the shoulder blade or scapula. The areas where the bones touch one another are covered with cartilage, and the remaining surfaces of the joint are covered in synovial membranes. The entire joint is stabilized and reinforced by tendons , muscles and ligaments.
The humerus and the scapula meet at the glenoid. Problems treated by total shoulder replacement involve the glenohumeral joint.
Most people become a candidate for shoulder replacement surgery after conservative treatments for shoulder pain fail. Conservative shoulder pain treatments may include anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections into the shoulder joint, and physical therapy.
You may be a candidate for shoulder replacement surgery if you have an appropriate diagnosis and shoulder pain and or stiffness that interferes with having an active lifestyle.
Typical results are resolution of pain and restoration of an active lifestyle including exercise and some sports.
If you have shoulder pain and are interested in shoulder replacement surgery, contact iOrtho to speak with a total shoulder replacement doctor in NYC, Staten Island, or Jersey City.
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