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Injuries and years of wear and tear can add up, making it painful to use your shoulder normally. Traditional shoulder replacement is often an excellent option for patients with degenerative shoulder joint damage.
Some patients, however, have additional damage in their shoulder tissues and rotator cuff, and the traditional replacement procedure may not restore full motion or resolve all pain in such cases. The good news is that we offer reverse shoulder replacement, a new option for advanced shoulder repair.
For select patients, reverse shoulder replacement surgery may offer the best solution and an optimal long-term outcome. Doctors will always consider conservative, nonsurgical methods of treatment first. However, for patients who have severe rotator cuff damage in addition to osteoarthritis, reverse shoulder replacement can help reduce pain and restore range of motion in the affected joint to a much greater degree than traditional shoulder replacement.
Reverse shoulder replacement surgery is an alternative to traditional shoulder replacement surgery. The unique implant design changes the mechanics of the shoulder because the ball and socket implant that is used for traditional repair is reversed.
The procedure can help to relieve intense pain that can stop people in their tracks when performing routine tasks, such as cleaning, dressing, and combing hair.