Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

During this procedure, the surgeon replaces a damaged shoulder joint with artificial components that reverse the structure of the shoulder. This procedure is most often used for patients who have had a failed total shoulder replacement. It is also helpful for patients who have had a complete tear of the rotator cuff, especially those whose injuries have led to an arthritic condition called cuff tear arthropathy.

What is a reverse total shoulder replacement?

This detailed video explains the entire process of a reverse total shoulder replacement, including implants, preparation, humerus component, glenoid component, and end of procedure. Typically, the patient will be able to leave the hospital two or three days after the surgery. Physical therapy will be required to regain shoulder strength and range of motion.