Although shoulder replacement surgery is not as common as hip or knee replacement surgery, it is as effective in relieving joint pain as knee, hip, or elbow replacement surgeries.
The human shoulder (glenohumeral joint) is a ball joint. The three main bony elements that make up the shoulder include the humerus (upper arm bone), the scapula (shoulder bone), and the clavicle (clavicle).
The ball portion, called the head of the humerus, is the portion of the upper arm bone that is a tubular bone, while the socket (glenoid) portion is the portion of the scapula that is roughly a triangular bone. The glenohumeral joint is formed where the humeral head meets the glenoid and is cup-shaped.
Shoulder joint replacement
In shoulder posterior dislocation, the surgeon removes the damaged shoulder ball and socket and replaces it with an artificial implant. The prosthetic kneecap is made of high-density plastic or metal and plastic and is designed as hinged original parts, allowing the glenohumeral joint to move naturally.
After successful surgery, most patients can get up and out of bed with some help. However, your doctor will not allow you to use your shoulder muscles for several weeks after surgery. It may take up to four weeks to start your activities normally.
Life after shoulder joint replacement
The first goal of this surgery is to provide significant pain relief as well as restore normal and correct shoulder activities. It also allows most patients to do many of their routine activities more easily. After surgery, the new joint moves as much as before, allowing you to resume activities such as swimming, walking for exercise, golf, dancing, or cycling.