Total Shoulder Replacement

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At MD West ONE, our team of skilled orthopedic, neurosurgery, and spine specialists is dedicated to providing you with exceptional care. Our team offers total shoulder replacement for those experiencing severe shoulder pain due to conditions such as shoulder osteoarthritis, shoulder injuries, and other common shoulder problems. As one of the safest surgeries for people with chronic shoulder pain, total shoulder replacement can be the solution when conservative measures are no longer adequate for relieving your shoulder pain.

What is Total Shoulder Replacement?

Total shoulder replacement, also called shoulder arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that replaces the shoulder’s ball-and-socket joint with similar artificial prosthetics. The goal of total shoulder replacement is to restore movement and function of the shoulder joint and help relieve moderate to severe pain in the shoulder.

At MD West ONE, we recommend total shoulder replacement if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Severe Shoulder Arthritis: When the cartilage in the shoulder joint wears down, it can lead to arthritis, causing chronic pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion.
  • Rotator Cuff Tear Arthropathy: When the rotator cuff tears, it can cause severe pain and dysfunction throughout the shoulder. In severe cases, the rotator cuff tear can be combined or contribute to arthritis, leading to further shoulder dysfunction.
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis: If you experience any severe shoulder fracture or dislocation can result in significant joint damage and ongoing pain for years without treatment.

Our experienced team of surgeons at MD West ONE can perform total shoulder replacement using the latest surgical techniques. Here’s a quick overview of the surgery process:

  • Anesthesia: You will be given anesthesia to ensure comfort throughout the surgery.
  • Incision: The surgeon will make an incision in the shoulder area to access the joint.
  • Joint Preparation: The damaged parts of the shoulder joint, including the humeral head and the glenoid socket, will be carefully removed.
  • Implant Placement and Closure: The artificial components, including a metal ball for the humeral head and a plastic socket for the glenoid, will be securely implanted into the shoulder joint. Afterward, the incision will be closed with sutures and staples, and a sterile dressing will be applied.

Following your total shoulder replacement, our team will provide post-operative care to support you during your recovery, involving a hospital stay, physical therapy, pain management plans, and follow-up appointments. We will work closely with you to manage any post-operative pain and ensure your comfort throughout your recovery.

Regain Shoulder Function and Live Pain-Free at MD West ONE

AT MD West One, we are committed to delivering exceptional patient care. Our highly experienced orthopedic, neurosurgery, and spine specialists possess the expertise and skill to perform total shoulder replacements with precision and care. If you are experiencing debilitating shoulder pain or have been diagnosed with a shoulder condition that requires surgical intervention, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team. To schedule a consultation or learn more about total shoulder replacement, please get in touch with MD West ONE today.

Ready to Restore Your Quality of Life? Call <a href="tel:402-390-4111">(402) 390-4111</a>
Ready to Restore Your Quality of Life? Call (402) 390-4111

As a double fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Del Core is committed to providing personalized care for all types of conditions for the hand, shoulder, and elbow.

"Dr. Del Core was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was able to help me feel better while offering me plenty of reasonable treatment options."
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Brenda F.
May, 2023
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