If you have seriously damaged your shoulder due to physical activity, you may need to replace it. One guaranteed way to have your shoulder moving and pain-free is via total shoulder replacement surgery. Here is some important information you should know before you proceed with the surgery.
What is Total Shoulder Replacement?
Total shoulder replacement is a procedure that involves replacing the shoulder joint with artificial parts. The surgery aims to reduce pain and restore mobility. In addition, the procedure helps treat end-stage arthritis.
When you have a healthy shoulder, your cartilage surfaces allow your bones to move comfortably against one another. However, when the cartilage surfaces disappear, you'll experience friction resulting in damage due to your bones being in direct contact with one another. As a result, Bone-on-bone movement is difficult and painful. Luckily, the total shoulder replacement is used in restoring free movement and reducing pain.