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Dr. Mena Mesiha
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Shoulder Joint Replacement (Overview)

Typically a shoulder replacement is an artificial step which fits into the humerus and usually includes a cup to fit into the socket of the glenoid usually it is done for severely comminuted proximal humeral fractures or rheumatoid arthritic patients who have severe pain and limitation of motion.


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Where do I go to get a shoulder joint replacement done?

Where do I go to get a shoulder joint replacement done?

Find specialist: You will want to search for an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in a shoulder joint replacement. Make sure they have performed many of these surgeries before moving forward with the procedure. Ask your primary care physician or if you know an orthopedic surgeon for referrals. ...Read more

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Dr. Mena Mesiha
53 doctors shared insights

Shoulder Joint Replacement (Overview)

Typically a shoulder replacement is an artificial step which fits into the humerus and usually includes a cup to fit into the socket of the glenoid usually it is done for severely comminuted proximal humeral fractures or rheumatoid arthritic patients who have severe pain and limitation of motion.


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What is the definition or description of: total shoulder joint replacement?

What is the definition or description of: total shoulder joint replacement?

Total Shoulder : In a total shoulder arthroplasty, the arthritic parts of the shoulder are replaced. A metal ball is used to replace the humeral head and the glenoid (socket) is resurfaced with a piece of plastic. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: partial shoulder joint replacement?

What is the definition or description of: partial shoulder joint replacement?

Replace humerus part: A shoulder hemiarthroplasty (literally half a joint replacement) is when the shoulder end of the humerus bone, where it articulates with the glenoid or shoulder socket is replaced. The glenoid part is not replaced in this procedure. This procedure is sometimes done after fractures that may not be optimal for fracture reconstruction due to severity of the fracture or poor healing potential. ...Read more

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How is the shoulder rehabilitated after a joint replacement surgery?

How is the shoulder rehabilitated after a joint replacement surgery?

Carefully: Usually, the subscapularis, one of the rotator cuff muscles is detached to enter the shoulder joint. This needs to heal for there to be a working shoulder. Usually, people are protected in a sling for 4 weeks. Only simple exercises are used during this time period. Following this therapy continues for 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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I am 59 yrs old getting my 3rd joint replacement. I have had a shoulder, a hip& I am soon replacing my other shoulder. Is there artificial cartilage?

I am 59 yrs old getting my 3rd joint replacement. I have had a shoulder, a hip& I am soon replacing my other shoulder. Is there artificial cartilage?

Yes: Actually cartilsage can be grown in the lab and can be used to replace the cartilage lost naturally from joints. It can be harvested from your natural cartilage and grown in tissue culture then replanted into the joint. ...Read more

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Is it possible?To ?Replace an injured AC shoulder joint with an artificial joint?

No need: If the problem is painful arthritis, the joint can be safely removed, called a distal clavicle resection. If the joint is unstable because of injured cc ligaments, the ligaments can be reconstructed. ...Read more

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Given that you can't get a joint replacement since navicular isn't one, how would they treat AVN of the tarsal navicular?

Given that you can't get a joint replacement since navicular isn't one, how would they treat AVN of the tarsal navicular?

Avascular necrosis: AVN refers to a disruption of the vascular supply to a bone. Early treatment involves protecting the bone from stress. If late in the process and bone has been damaged beyond repair then either bracing or surgical joint fusion can be considered. Consult a podiatrist or foot and ankle specialist to evaluate and discuss treatment plan. ...Read more

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What can be anticipated for a partial shoulder replacement?

What can be anticipated for a partial shoulder replacement?

Major surgery: A partial or total shoulder replacement is the same thing in terms of how major the surgery is. It is an open incision on the shoulder and the ball is taken out with a metal replacement put in. Typically 1 - 2 day hospital course. Sling for 6 weeks with physical therapy. Full recovery can be about 5 - 6 months. Is this for you? That is young to do it, unless you have necrosis of the shoulder. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Artificial Joint (Definition)

An artificial joint is a metal or plastic prosthesis that is used in surgical replacements ...Read more