Shoulder Replacement Surgery
The shoulder is a necessary component to everyday activities. Without effective use of the shoulder, nothing from the shoulder joint down to the hands would be easy to use. IBJI’s shoulder replacement surgeons will perform your surgery with the utmost care. Let us be your guide back to a fully functioning shoulder.
Am I a Candidate for Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
IBJI’s physicians and surgeons will recommend a total shoulder replacement when pain becomes so unbearable that it begins to restrict your range of motion and affects your daily life. If pain does not seem to be subsiding with any non-surgical treatments then surgery may be the best option. The most common reason for a shoulder replacement is when a patient’s arthritic symptoms become too great to control. If that’s the case, the damaged joint is removed and replaced with a prosthesis that imitates the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder.
During post-surgery, you should expect a recovery time of up to six weeks. This will include pain management and rehabilitation treatments and avoiding strenuous motion until the shoulder has fully healed. The artificial joint allows for the smooth movement that the arthritic shoulder used to be unable to perform. Shoulder replacement surgery at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute will assure you a full recovery with step-by-step guidance from our experienced surgeons and doctors.
Shoulder Replacement Surgery Treatments and Conditions
If you’re experiencing undefined pain that interferes with daily activities, motion and resting, you may have one of the following conditions of shoulder replacement.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Avascular Necrosis
- Severe Fractures
Other common procedures and treatments our surgeons perform include:
- Physical Therapy
- Sports Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Custom Orthotics
- Pain Management Therapy
- Medications: Analgesics, Corticosteroids, Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs, TNF-alpha inhibitors, Immunotherapy
- Minimally Invasive Surgery: Arthroscopic Surgery
Alternative Surgery: Synovectotmy, Total Joint Replacement, Joint Fusion