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.
If you are suffering from severe shoulder pain with difficulty in raising the arm sideways and forwards, taking the hand backwords, difficulty dressing and washing cloths with associated stiffness. You might be suffering from shoulder arthritis. You will require total shoulder replacement surgery.
The total shoulder replacement surgery is commonly performed in Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, rotator cuff arthropathy and traumatic arthritis of shoulder.
Total shoulder replacement surgery is a safe and effective solution. It’s not a complicated surgery. This will reduce the pain and increases quality of life. 90% satisfaction rate.You can return to normal life style after the surgery.
No age bar to undergo this surgery. Your physical fitness and medical conditions are important.
During a total shoulder replacement surgery the damaged humeral head is removed and replaced with a metal stem that is placed into the hollow centre of the humerus. The humeral stem may be either cemented or “press fit” into the bone. A metal ball is placed on the upper part of the stem. This ball replaces the damaged humeral head that was removed. The damaged cartilage surface of the socket (glenoid) is removed and replaced with a metal socket. An ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene is inserted between the new ball and the socket to allow for a smooth gliding surface. Now your shoulder joint moves in a normal way.
Pendulum and gentle mobilisation 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 today activities.
At 3 months u can completely resume all your activities including sports and heavy work.
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