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Shoulder Replacement Surgery in Chirag Enclave, Delhi

Overview of Shoulder Replacement

When the shoulder joint is severely damaged due to arthritis, fracture, or other causes, it is often replaced with metal and plastic artificial joints. This operation is similar to knee and hip joint replacement surgery. Numerous artificial joints are available to treat a wide variety of conditions.

Shoulder replacement surgery involves removing damaged shoulder components and their replacement with artificial components known as a prosthesis. The treatment option is to replace only the head of the humerus bone or both the ball and the socket.

If you are suffering from this condition, the best orthopedic surgeon in Delhi specializing in shoulder replacement surgery can assist you.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Chirag Enclave, Delhi

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About Shoulder Replacement

Total Shoulder Joint Replacement is a procedure in which your surgeon replaces the bone and socket of the shoulder with a metal and plastic implant to relieve pain and improve movement. This shoulder surgery is done under general anesthesia by a shoulder joint replacement surgeon.

To create new joints, the surgeon replaces the ends of the bones with artificial surfaces lined with metal or plastic on the damaged shoulder. He may use cement or another material to keep the shoulder joint component in place, for the time being, allowing the new bone to develop into the joint surface.

A shoulder joint replacement surgeon often replaces a long, round head metal component on the top of the upper arm bone, representing your shoulder bone's cup-shaped surface. It cradles when your upper arm bone is damaged. It will smooth out and then be capped with a metal or plastic piece by your doctors.

Who qualifies for Shoulder Replacement?

Shoulder replacement is recommended for you if you have - 

  • Shoulder stiffness and pain that keeps you awake at night.
  • With routine tasks, long-term shoulder pain and stiffness persist.
  • Suffer from severe degenerative shoulder arthritis, which is often known as "wear and tear" arthritis.
  • Shoulder fracture with severe consequences.
  • Tissues of the shoulder joint have been severely injured.
  • Failure of a previous shoulder surgery.
  • The presence of a tumor in or around the shoulder.
  • Shoulder weakness or loss of motion.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis-related shoulder cartilage damage.

Why is Shoulder Replacement Conducted?

  • For a variety of reasons, your orthopedic doctor in Delhi might advise shoulder replacement surgery. 
  • Severe shoulder pain makes it difficult to do things like reach into a cabinet, dress, toilet, or washing.
  • Resting pain ranging from moderate to severe. This pain could keep you awake at night.
  • Shoulder weakness or loss of motion
  • The condition has not improved significantly by other treatments, like cortisone injections, anti-inflammatory medications, or physical therapy.

Benefits of Shoulder Replacement

  • Increased Mobility: Stiffness from injuries, arthritis, or old age will ease
  • Pain relief: There is a significant reduction in pain, to the point where there is no pain at all.
  • Independence: As a person's ability to handle activities independently without stiffness or pain increases, their reliance on others decreases.
  • Less long-term expense: Weigh the cost from years of doctor's bills and physiotherapy of the surgery, and you will find it less expensive to replace your joint.

Risks or Complications associated with Shoulder Replacement

Your orthopedic surgeon will describe the possible risks and consequences associated with shoulder joint replacement, including those associated with the surgery itself and those which may emerge over time after your surgery.
When complications occur, most may treat successfully. The following include possible complications.


The infection is a complication of any surgery. The joint replacement of the shoulder may lead to a wound or deep infection surrounding the prosthesis. It might happen during your hospital stay or when you go home. It can occur years later. Infections with minor injuries are normally treated with antibiotics.
Major or deep infections may require further surgery and prosthesis removal. Any infection can spread to the joint replacement.

Prosthesis Problems

The prosthesis may wear down, and the components may loosen, despite advancements in prosthesis materials, designs, and surgical methods. A shoulder replacement's components might also dislocate. Additional surgery may be needed if there is excessive wear, loosening, or dislocation.

Nerve Damage

During surgery, nerves around the joint replacement may injure, but this is a rare event. Nerve damage usually improves with time and may even recover completely.


Is Shoulder Replacement Surgery a Long-Term Solution?

Shoulder Replacement Surgery is a permanent procedure in which the injured shoulder joint is removed and replaced with suitable implants.

Is Shoulder Replacement Surgery a Major or Minor Surgery Procedure?

Shoulder Replacement Surgery is a major procedure that involves replacing one or both of the injured shoulder joints with implants made of various materials such as plastic, metal, or ceramics.

How long does shoulder replacement surgery take to complete?

It takes 2-4 hours to perform the surgery.


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