Total Shoulder Replacement
Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Total Shoulder Replacement
This surgery replaces the damaged or diseased head of the humerus (also called the ball) and cartilage from the shoulder joint with a metal and plastic joint.
What is total shoulder replacement?
This detailed video explains the entire process of total shoulder replacement, including how the humerus head is removed, the glenoid is reshaped, the bone is hollowed out, the metal stem is implanted, the metal head is attached, then the surgeon joins the repaired humerus and glenoid components to form the new shoulder joint.
At the end of the procedure, the surgeon joins the repaired humerus and glenoid components to form the new shoulder joint.
Is total shoulder replacement right for you?
Getting a total shoulder replacement is a big decision, and it's one you should make with your family, primary care doctor, and orthopedic surgeon.
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