Skip to main content
(650) 379-4616 Contact
Woman grabbing shoulder in pain.

Shoulder Replacement Surgery in the Palo Alto Area

Are you looking for shoulder replacement surgery orthopedic specialists in the Palo Alto area? 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, serving Palo Alto and surrounding areas.

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 Orthopaedic. Palo Alto 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, serving the Palo Alto area, 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.

Contact Us

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00AM – 5PM

Fremont Office

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: (650) 379-4616

FAX: (510) 739-6522


Foster City Office

1241 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Suite 205
Foster City, CA 94404

Phone: (650) 509-5909

FAX: (510) 739-6522


Silicon Valley Orthopadeics