Total shoulder replacement surgery in Denver
The Swedish orthopedic team wants to help you find a shoulder treatment that works and is long-lasting. For years, people in the region have been saying, ‘Take me to Swedish’ when they want joint replacement surgery. This is because our experienced surgeons, physical therapists and care team make up a world-class orthopedic program, close to home!
Tired of not having the quality of life you deserve because of shoulder pain? Find an expert doctor to get started on your journey to a healthier, more active you.
We work with you every step of the way. First, we educate you about your condition and treatment options. Then, we create a plan with you that may include physical therapy (in both in-patient and out-patient settings) or total replacement surgery.
Our offices and hospital are state-of-the art. We have the latest technology as well as unique comforts to make your stay as smooth as possible.
What happens during shoulder replacement surgery?
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. Its motion is created by the rotator cuff and deltoid muscles.
There are many reasons for shoulder pain. It may be due to arthritis, injury or something in between. Physical therapy and other treatment options are usually the first option. But sometimes is necessary. Arthritis can be treated with two types of surgery: glenohumeral fusion or total shoulder replacement. Injuries and other conditions sometimes require joint replacement as well.
Shoulder replacement may involve replacing the humeral component or replacing the humeral component along with the glenoid components. This depends on the condition of the surrounding ligaments and the shoulder stability. The glenoid component is inserted first. Then, the humerus is cut at the neck and the prosthesis is inserted into the humeral shaft.
Your physician and the orthopedic team will carefully select the size of your shoulder replacement, so it is individualized to you and your lifestyle. Because each patient is unique, please talk to your physician to find out more about your surgery.
When in place, these pieces create a functional joint. After a successful operation and rehabilitation program, you will feel less pain and be able to move more freely.