Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Xray of Fractures

Osteoarthritis of the shoulder is a problem that can be debilitating for patients. Progressive pain and stiffness can lead to a tremendous decrease in the function of the arm. The shoulder has the greatest range of motion for a joint in the body and has the least bony constraint. For this reason, it relies a great deal on its surrounding capsule, ligaments and muscles to maintain adequate function. Therefore, it is of vital importance for a shoulder surgeon to have a thorough understanding of all aspects of shoulder function and control to produce good results in the following shoulder arthroplasty options:

  • Total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Shoulder hemiarthroplasty