Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD
Shoulder Replacement Surgery
The shoulder allows for the greatest amount of function, in terms of movement and rotation. However, due to the large number of tissue and structures that connect at the shoulder, there is also considerable scope for injury or disease causing damage to the joint.
If you are suffering from pain, discomfort, swelling or stiffness in the shoulder joint, it could indicate serious deterioration of bones or supporting tissue. When a severe or unusual level of damage has occurred in the shoulder, replacement surgery may be the most appropriate treatment at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics in California.
Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds prefer to use conservative treatments or joint preservation when treating problems affecting the shoulder joint. If the damaged structures cannot be repaired or healed, a partial or complete replacement of the joint is often necessary. The functioning parts of the joint are replaced with artificial prosthetics. They mimic the mechanisms of the original joint to restore as much normal movement as possible while reducing pain.
Shoulder Replacement Consultation
Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds can provide shoulder replacement consultations at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics in California. Patients are invited to attend a clinical examination where lifestyle, age and medical history are all considerations in patient-guided shoulder treatment. A physical examination and imaging will provide additional evidence to support shoulder replacement as an appropriate treatment option.
If you are experiencing pain, inflammation or loss of function in one or both shoulders, it may indicate an injury or illness affecting the joint. Seeking early intervention could result in avoiding the need for joint replacement surgery.
Make an appointment today for a consultation with Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics for clinical examination. While choosing to have a shoulder joint replacement surgery may seem daunting, the alternative is living with chronic pain symptoms that can make life difficult.