What is Shoulder Replacement Surgery ?
Shoulder replacement surgery helps remove the damaged parts of the shoulder and regain proper function by placing prosthetic implants. The indications for shoulder replacement surgery are arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, cuff tears, rotational pain, Rotator cuff arthroplasty, avascular necrosis or tissue death, and more. In cases of fractures or trauma, the surgery is performed if the fracture fixation has failed or is not indicated. The types of shoulder replacement based on the technique used are – total shoulder replacement, reverse total shoulder replacement, and partial shoulder replacement.