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Shoulder Replacement 

Repairing Damaged Shoulders

A shoulder replacement surgery replaces a damaged or worn-down shoulder joint with an artificial part that lessens pain, improves range of motion, and increases strength. Rochester Regional Health’s Shoulder Care and Joint Replacement Programs offer total shoulder replacement surgery from experts who truly specialize in evaluating patients for and performing this procedure.

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Do You Need a Shoulder Replacement?  

If you have shoulder arthritis, poor range of motion, a grinding sensation in your shoulder, or pain, a shoulder replacement that replaces the ball-and-socket with artificial material maybe your best option for relieving pain and other symptoms.

The Rochester Regional Health orthopedic surgery team provides care personalized care through every step of the process – ensuring you’re ready for your surgery and have the best possible outcome. 

Total Shoulder Replacement

As with other joint replacement surgeries, during a shoulder replacement, our orthopedic surgeons will use minimally invasive approaches to replace the ends of the damaged bones in your shoulder joint.

Shoulder replacement is one of the most reliable treatment options for improving function, reducing pain, and getting patients back to the things they love.

There are 2 types of total shoulder replacements:

  • Anatomic Shoulder Replacement: we will replace the ball and socket of your joint with a similar ball and socket 
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement: we will replace your shoulder with the ball in the socket position and the socket in the ball position. This replacement type is reserved for patients with shoulder arthritis in addition to rotator cuff tearing.

If you are ready to schedule a consultation, find your shoulder surgeon  

What Happens During a Shoulder Replacement?

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Video 

Anatomic Shoulder Replacement Video

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Get Back in Action 

Our board-certified orthopedic shoulder surgeons and skilled professionals will work with you to assess your shoulder condition, develop the right treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and guide you every step of the way.
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