TOTAL SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGERY
Total Shoulder Replacement or total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), is a successful Surgical procedure for healing the severe pain and hardness that often result at the last stage of various forms of arthritis or degenerative joint disease of the shoulder joint. The primary aim of shoulder replacement surgery is pain relief and restoring motion, strength, function. After Shoulder Replacement Surgery, Patients can return to the sports activities which they love like tennis, golf, and swimming. They can also perform personal health initiatives such as individual training, yoga and Pilates.
The Shoulder surgery involves replacing the damaged joint ball or humeral head with a metal ball and putting a new smooth plastic surface on the glenoid called the socket. Metal on plastic surfaces rather than metal on metal is the hallmark of virtually all shoulder replacement implant systems. Partial shoulder replacement (or hemi-replacement) may also be indicated with certain severe shoulder fractures of the humeral head. This technique requires the replacement of the ball component only.