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Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure in which all or part of the glenohumeral joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Shoulder joint replacement surgery is generally conducted to relieve arthritis pain or fix severe physical shoulder joint damage. Arthritis is a condition that affects the cartilage of the joints. As the cartilage lining wears away, the protective lining between the bones is lost. When this happens, painful bone-on-bone arthritis develops. Severe shoulder arthritis is quite painful and can cause restriction of motion. While this may be tolerated with some medications and lifestyle adjustments, there may come a time when surgical treatment is necessary.

Diagnosis / Orthopedic Evaluation

Our team will take your total medical history and retrieve the needed information about you. example: symptoms and complete physical examination, past medical history. Following tests may be conducted to diagnose the cause of shoulder pain:

  • A. X-rays
  • B. blood tests or bone biopsies
  • C. CT scans ( Computed Tomography )
  • D. MRI ( Magnetic Resonance Imaging )
  • E. Medical History and Physical examination: We will gather information about your general health and ask you about the extent of your shoulder pain and your ability to function and to assess shoulder motion, stability and strength.


There are various surgical options for shoulder replacements. Our doctors shall evaluate the patient and suggest the best method to perform the surgery. Listed a few of them below :

1. Total Shoulder Replacement:

This is one of the most common types of Shoulder Replacement Surgery suggested by the doctor. It involves replacing the arthritic joint surfaces with a highly polished metal ball attached to a stem, and a plastic socket. a metal ball that leans against a plastic ( polyethylene ) attachment. The objective of shoulder replacement is to expel the patient’s ligament humeral head, supplant it with the metal “ball” segment joined to a stem that stretches out down inside the patient’s humerus (upper arm bone), and after that place a plastic attachment over the outside of the patient’s very own glenoid

The polyethylene attachment is regularly solidified deep down encompassing it, at any rate to a limited extent, so obsession deep down is quick. The prosthetic ball has a stem that is generally set inside the humerus.

2. Partial Shoulder Replacement

a.k.a Stemmed Hemiarthroplasty: The doctor may replace only the ball depending upon the diagnosis conducted. This procedure is called a stemmed hemiarthroplasty. In a traditional stemmed hemiarthroplasty, the head of the humerus is replaced with a metal ball and stem, similar to the procedure done in total shoulder replacement.

The doctor may recommend this option when it is found that humeral head is severely fractured but the socket is not damaged or harmed.

3. Reverse shoulder replacement

a.k.a Resurfacing Hemiarthroplasty: The doctor may recommend this if you have a torn rotator cuff. It’s also conducted in a case when another shoulder replacement surgery didn’t work well for the patient. In this surgery, the metal ball is attached to your shoulder bones, and a socket is implanted at the top of your arm.

For patients who are young or very active, resurfacing hemiarthroplasty avoids the risks of component wear-tear and loosening that may occur with the above two mentioned shoulder replacements in this patient population. Due to its more conservative nature, resurfacing hemiarthroplasty may be easier to convert to total shoulder replacement, if necessary at a later time. The patient can have better moments of the arm with the help of this procedure due to its nature of working.

Why Choose The Knee Klinik Hospital

Because your goal and our goal are the same – “to get you back to where you want to be”.

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  • 2. Reasonable cost at the best hospitals near you
  • 3. One of the largest groups of bone experts in the Pune
  • 4. International leaders in musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • 5. Pain management techniques to make the entire procedure as comfortable as possible
  • 6. Continous followups to ensure patients wellness.

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