Shoulder Joint Replacement
At KSF Orthopaedic, we have a team of Board Certified shoulder surgeons who specialize in complete shoulder care at both of our Houston locations. As part of the shoulder care services we offer, shoulder joint replacement is a surgery to treat a range of shoulder conditions and injuries if severe enough.
Conditions Requiring Replacement of the Shoulder
When non-surgical shoulder treatments do not relieve pain, an orthopedic physician may recommend shoulder replacement surgery to get you back to daily activities without pain. Common shoulder conditions that may require shoulder joint replacement surgery may include severe fractures, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and rotator cuff injuries. Some of these shoulder injuries can lead to lost cartilage and deterioration of the shoulder joint, which is painful and a hindrance to performing normal daily activities due to a loss of strength and range of motion.
Types of Shoulder Joint Replacement
Shoulder joint replacement is a resurfacing of the shoulder joint surfaces with synthetic components made of metal and plastic. An orthopedic surgeon may recommend this for patients with severe shoulder joint arthritis or certain types of fractures of the upper portion of the humerus.
Total shoulder replacement is a resurfacing of the ball and socket of the shoulder joint. Hemiarthroplasty is the replacement of only the ball side of the shoulder joint. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty is a newer device used to replace the shoulder joint in patients with severe shoulder joint degeneration resulting from a chronic non-repairable rotator cuff tear.
KSF Orthopaedic Center, P.A. has a team of qualified, experienced orthopedic surgeons with a wide range of expertise in the area of joint replacement. To begin experiencing relief from shoulder pain and immobility, contact KSF today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Dean or Dr. Michael George, or learn more about shoulder joint replacement here.