The modern era of shoulder replacement began in the 1950s, but the techniques and implants we most commonly see...
Shoulder Osteoarthritis Surgery
Evolution of Shoulder Osteoarthritis Surgery
There exists a wide variety of treatment options for shoulder osteoarthritis. Conservative measures can be used such as physical therapyanti-inflammatories, along with corticosteroid injections, hyaluronic acid injections, or platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections into the glenohumeral joint . However, because cartilage does not regenerate, neither of these options truly addresses the underlying arthritic changes of the shoulder joint, and are temporary measures for pain relief.
Partial shoulder replacements and total or reverse shoulder replacements are options that involve replacing part of the shoulder joint or replacing it entirely with metal components