Shoulder replacement surgery involves removing damaged areas of your shoulder and replacing them with artificial parts. The procedure is performed to relieve pain and improve mobility.
You might need a shoulder replacement if you have severe arthritis or a fracture in your shoulder joint.
Read on to learn more about how this surgery is performed and what your recovery will be like.
Who’s a good candidate for this procedure? | Candidates
Shoulder replacement surgery is usually recommended for people who have severe pain in their shoulder and have found little or no relief from more conservative treatments.
Some conditions that may require a shoulder replacement include:
Your doctor can help you decide if shoulder replacement surgery is the best option for you.
As with any surgery, a shoulder replacement carries risks. Though the complication rate after surgery is less than 5 percent, you could experience: