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Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder Replacement

Anatomy

The shoulder joint is composed of the scapula and upper portion of the humerus.  Different disease states can cause the cartilage at the ends of the bones to deteriorate and require a shoulder replacement surgery.  The video below will educate you more about this process.

Symptoms

  • Dull aching throbbing pain deep in the shoulder
  • shoulder pain
  • Sharp stabbing “ice pick” pain
  • Weakness in the muscles around the shoulder
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Hearing the shoulder joint moving and grinding