Undergoing shoulder replacement can ease pain caused by a variety of different shoulder conditions. Pain from arthritis and fractures can lead to a loss of shoulder mobility and functionality, which hinders your daily activities and leaves you in a perpetual state of discomfort. Leading NYC orthopedist Dr. Jacob Rozbruch performs total shoulder replacement surgery to fully address these conditions and improve your shoulder’s mobility and functionality. Learn more about shoulder replacement surgery below.
What Conditions Require Shoulder Surgery?
Arthritis primarily affects the joints within your body. Both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis can contribute to shoulder pain and lack of mobility. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, while osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease affecting the joints. Shoulder surgery may be necessary to relieve pain associated with arthritis.
Damaged Blood Vessels
Fractures and other injuries to the shoulder can cause damage to blood vessels, which in turn may lead to tissue damage (avascular necrosis) and arthritis. Shoulder replacement surgery can alleviate irritation, inflammation, and swelling caused by damage to the shoulder.
How Does Shoulder Replacement Work?
There are two main shoulder replacement techniques: shoulder arthroplasty and shoulder hemiarthroplasty. During shoulder arthroplasty, Dr. Rozbruch reconstructs the shoulder joints while also replacing the humeral head and glenoid of the shoulder. During shoulder hemiarthroplasty, only the shoulder ball is removed and replaced.
What Can I Expect Following Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
Patients will be bandaged after total shoulder replacement and may require a continuous passive motion machine that moves your shoulder to promote healing and reduce pain or stiffness. Physical therapy is usually recommended to restore mobility and flexibility following shoulder surgery.
Dr. Jacob Rozbruch and our staff welcome any questions you may have regarding total shoulder replacement, as well as our other orthopedic treatments. Contact our office at 212-744-9857, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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