Shoulder Replacement Surgery Performed by Board-Certified Surgeons in Freehold, NJ
Shoulder replacement surgery is sometimes necessary to address painful arthritis or a traumatic injury that affects the performance of the shoulder joint. A flexible ball-and-socket joint, the shoulder is capable of a wide range of reaching, stretching, and rotating motions, many of which are used during daily activities. In general, if a painful shoulder is interfering with your responsibilities, plans, or goals, the orthopedic specialists New Jersey Joints in Freehold, NJ, might advise you to consider shoulder replacement surgery.
However, before recommending a treatment plan for you, we’ll complete a comprehensive examination and assessment at our state-of-the-art facility in Freehold, New Jersey. Because we generally adhere to a conservative treatment philosophy – reserving surgery as a last resort – we may suggest that you start out with physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, or cortisone injections.
With that said, if you are experiencing diminished quality of life due to severe pain or lost function, or if conservative treatment does not provide the relief you need, a shoulder replacement procedure may be a good solution for you. With surgery, we can address:
- A rotator cuff tear – Over time, an unaddressed injury to one of the four muscles that wrap around the upper portion of the arm bone (humerus) can lead to shoulder instability and the onset of arthritis.
- Arthritis of the shoulder joint – Due to age-related degeneration, the protective cartilage in the shoulder joint gradually breaks down and wears away, which can allow painful bone-on-bone contact that creates inflammation and stiffness.
- An upper arm bone fracture – If the head (ball) of the humerus is severely damaged, shoulder replacement may be necessary to replace the broken bone, stabilize the joint, and restore function.
Should you elect to proceed with surgery, you can feel confident in our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons. These experienced and compassionate medical professionals have extensive experience in performing both conventional and reverse shoulder replacement procedures. When appropriate, our surgeons also use advanced arthroscopic techniques to repair complex rotator cuff tears.
If you’d like to discuss shoulder replacement surgery with an experienced joint specialist, contact New Jersey Joints in Freehold, NJ.