What is a Total Shoulder Replacement?
Like all joints in your body, your shoulder is susceptible to osteoarthritis—a bone and soft tissue-destroying disease. Nonsurgical treatment options treat mild to moderate shoulder osteoarthritis and associated symptoms. But, surgical intervention in the form of a Total Shoulder Replacement may be required to treat severe shoulder osteoarthritis.
At Active Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, the goal of this procedure is to remove osteoarthritic bone and replaces it with metal and plastic components so your shoulder moves freely without any pain or discomfort and minimal limitations.
How is total shoulder replacement performed?
Total Shoulder Replacement is performed under general anesthesia that is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. During this procedure, an Active Orthopedic & Sports Medicine surgeon:
- Makes a small incision on the front of the shoulder
- Carefully retracts muscles and soft tissues to expose the joint
- Uses state-of-the-art surgical instruments to make precise bone cuts
- Sizes, positions, and cement shoulder implants
- Carefully closes the incision
The procedure lasts less than 2 hours. During your short hospital stay, your Active Orthopedic & Sports Medicine surgeon and his support staff take infection prevention measures, control your pain and help you start physical therapy.
Why choose Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine?
Active Orthopedic & Sports Medicine specialists are Board Certified and Fellowship Trained total shoulder replacement experts. They will diagnose your condition and come up with an effective treatment plan to treat it. If you elect to have a total shoulder replacement, the best and newest techniques and equipment will be used to perform your procedure. If you experience shoulder pain, please contact us. We have conveniently located offices in Hackensack, Montclair, Emerson & Elmwood Park.