The total shoulder replacement involves replacing the arthritic joint surfaces with a highly polished metal ball attached to a stem, metal cup in the glenoid and an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene insert.
In a Reverse Shoulder Replacement, the socket and metal ball are switched. The metal ball is fixed to the socket and the plastic cup is fixed to the upper end of the humerus.
Reverse Shoulder Replacement may be recommended if you have:
Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement surgery is a safe and effective solution. It’s not a complicated surgery. This will reduce the pain and increases the quality of life. 90% satisfaction rate.
No age bar to undergo this surgery. Your physical fitness and medical conditions are important.
During a Reverse Shoulder Replacement surgery, the damaged humeral head is removed and replaced with a metal stem that is placed into the hollow center of the humerus. The humeral stem may be either cemented or “press-fit” into the bone. An ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene plastic cup is fixed to the humeral stem. Glenoid base plate is fixed and the metal ball is fixed to this base plate. Now your shoulder joint moves in a normal way.
Depends on the age, quality of bone. At a young age with good bone quality un-cemented humeral component used and fixed by press-fit with bone grafting harvested from the removed humeral head. In elderly cemented humeral stem is used which was fixed with cement.
The bone of the glenoid is precisely shaped with a glenoid reamer and then the glenoid component is secured with a combination of press-fitting and screws.
Pendulum and gentle mobilization exercises will be started immediately after the surgery.
At 6 weeks most people with sedentary employment can return to work. You can do your regular day to day activities.
At 3 months u can completely resume all your activities including sports and heavy work.
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