Shoulder Joint Surgery

What is Shoulder Joint Replacement?

Shoulder joint replacement is a surgical procedure to remove and replace a damaged shoulder joint with an artificial joint called a prosthetic.

Shoulder joint replacement can either be partial, meaning only the ball joint is replaced or total meaning both the ball and socket joint is replaced.

Benefits of Shoulder Joint Replacement

Pain relief, increased joint mobility and joint function are the benefits of shoulder joint replacement.

Symptoms that Lead to Shoulder Joint Replacement

The following are some of the common reasons people decide to get shoulder joint replacement surgery.

  • Degenerative joint disease - Advanced osteoarthritis in the shoulder
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Severe shoulder fractures
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Severe shoulder pain that affects everyday life
  • Loss of motion and weakness in shoulder

For more information on joint replacement, call Christian Hospital at 314.653.5000 or email us.