What is Shoulder Replacement?

Shoulder replacement, as the name suggests, is an orthopaedic procedure that involves the surgical replacement of a damaged or diseased shoulder joint with new prosthetic components that resemble the original joint in structure and function. Also known as shoulder prosthesis, the procedure is highly recommended to patients whose shoulder joints have been damaged beyond repair owing to an underlying degenerative joint disease like shoulder osteoarthritis. The aim of the surgery is to relieve pain and other related symptoms as well as to improve functionality.
Shoulder replacement surgery is broadly classified into three types:

  • Total shoulder replacement, in which the ball at the top of the humerus is replaced with a prosthetic metallic ball and the socket is layered with a new plastic surface
  • Partial shoulder replacement, in which only the ball is replaced and the socket is left intact
  • Reverse shoulder replacement, in which the prosthetic metal ball is attached to the shoulder bone and the socket is implanted in its place.

Some of the major indications of shoulder replacement include

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Proximal humerus fractures
  • Severe rotator cuff tears
  • Rotator cuff arthropathy
  • Avascular necrosis of the humeral head

Things you need to know

  • The surgical procedure may take anywhere between 2 to 3 hours
  • You will be discharged from the hospital within a week depending upon your recovery
  • Your average length of stay will be around to 3 weeks

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How to prepare for the treatment? 

  • You will be required to undergo some tests for detailed assessment and evaluation
  • You need to make sure that your doctor is well aware of a medical history
  • You need to inform your doctor about any medication that you have been taking
  • You need to limit your alcohol intake and strictly refrain from smoking
  • You need to avoid eating or drinking anything, starting at least 12 hours prior to the surgery

Procedure involved

  • The procedure is performed under the influence of local or general anaesthesia
  • The surgical site is cleaned and an incision is made to access the damaged shoulder joint
  • The joint services are removed very carefully and the prosthetic components are fixed in their place using impact, screws, or cement.

What to expect after the procedure? 

  • You will be kept under keen observation in the recovery room for around 2 hours
  • Slight pain and discomfort are normal after the surgery and can be taken care of with the help of the prescribed pain medication
  • You will be required to wear an elbow sling to hold your elbow in place
  • You need to refrain from indulging in any rigorous activity and avoid lifting heavy objects
  • You need to go for physiotherapy for about 4 to 8 weeks
  • You need to get your X-ray done every three months and follow up with your doctor in case of any complication

Potential risk that you need to know about

  • Bleeding
  • Joint dislocation
  • Nerve injury
     

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