Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder Replacement removes the damaged part of the bone and replaces it with a piece made of metal and plastic. This surgery is called shoulder arthroplasty. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The rounded head of the upper arm fits into a shallow shoulder socket. Joint damage can cause pain, weakness, and stiffness. Shoulder implants are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Replacement options include partial and total anatomy or reverse implants.