Shoulder arthroplasty or replacement is done to repair a shoulder joint that has been damaged by arthritis, accidents and tumors. It is done to relieve pain that cannot be controlled with other treatments. During the procedure, the damaged joint surfaces are replaced with prostheses. The shoulder replacement procedure is a complicated one and requires experienced hands as well as specialized facilities for surgery, postoperative care and rehabilitation.
VITO Shoulder Replacement services
- Total shoulder replacement (traditional shoulder arthroplasty)
- Reverse shoulder replacement (reverse total shoulder arthroplasty)
- Partial shoulder replacement (stemmed hemiarthroplasty)
- Shoulder Resurfacing (resurfacing hemiarthroplasty)
VITO experienced surgeons perform anatomical shoulder arthroplasty, including stem-less shoulder replacement, as well as the reverse shoulder arthroplasty. The latter is a more complex procedure where the prosthesis is attached to a different set of muscles. It is done for patients with previous unsuccessful shoulder replacements, failed or neglected fracture management, very bad fractures, dislocations and bone tumors.