Onward Orthopedics performs shoulder replacements on patients suffering from pain and loss of function from arthritis.
Shoulder Arthritis and Replacements
Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition to affect the shoulder joint. It occurs when the cartilage cushioning your joints break down over time due to “wear and tear”. With less cushioning between your shoulder joint, you experience pain, stiffness, and swelling. An arthritic shoulder can also occur due to previous injury or trauma to the shoulder. Onward Orthopedics offers both traditional and reverse should replacements to treat arthritic shoulders.
Why Choose Onward Orthopedics?
Onward Orthopedics will ensure you’re matched with an expert in shoulder replacement. Our partner physicians are all board-certified in orthopedic surgery and have abundant experience in treating arthritis of all levels.
With Onward Orthopedics, you also gain concierge-style service. This includes access to a Patient Care Manager who will help verify your insurance, schedule your appointments, follow-up with the doctor, and even prepare you for surgery.
Traditional Shoulder Replacement
During a traditional shoulder replacement, an orthopedic surgeon removes the arthritic joint surfaces and replaces them with a metal ball and plastic socket. This allows patients to use the deltoid muscle to life the arm instead of the torn rotator cuff.
Patients with bone-on-bone osteoarthritis and healthy rotate cuff tendons are ideal candidates for a traditional shoulder replacement.
- Less pain
- Improved motion and strength
- Better function
Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
A reverse total shoulder replacement is an ideal option for patients who have completely torn rotator cuffs or have had previous shoulder replacement which has failed. During a reverse total shoulder replacement, the socket and metal ball are swapped, allowing the patient to use the deltoid muscle instead of the torn rotator cuff to lift the arm.
- Very high patient satisfaction
- Pain relief
Reverse vs. Traditional Shoulder Replacement
Unsure of which shoulder replacement you qualify for? It all depends on your specific condition. If you already have an X-Ray of your aching joint, contact us today and we will review your imaging for free.