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Total shoulder replacement, also known as total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA)


Shoulder replacement surgery is an option for treatment of severe arthritis of the shoulder joint. Arthritis is a condition that affects the cartilage of the joints. As the cartilage lining wears away, the protective lining between the bones is lost. When this happens, painful bone-on-bone arthritis develops. Severe shoulder arthritis is quite painful, and can cause restriction of motion.

The primary goal of shoulder replacement surgery is pain relief, with a secondary benefit of restoring motion, strength, and function.

Types of shoulder implants

The two artificial components that can be implanted in the shoulder during shoulder joint replacement surgery are:

The humeral component. This part replaces the head of the humerus. It is usually made of cobalt or chromium-based alloys and has a rounded ball attached to a stem that can be inserted into the bone.
The glenoid component. This component replaces the glenoid cavity. It is made of very high-density polyethelene.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

The Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis replaces the damaged joint. The metal-and-polyethylene implant mimics the anatomy of the natural shoulder, but provides a deeper socket to stabilize the joint. The implant is designed to compensate for the damaged rotator cuff and help reduce the painful symptoms of arthritis.


A physical therapist will see you the day after surgery to begin your rehabilitation program. Therapy treatments will gradually improve the movement in your shoulder. A careful, well-planned rehabilitation program is also critical to the success of a shoulder replacement.

Shoulder Replacement at Vejthani Hospital improves your quality of life after shoulder replacement surgery. Our modernize-technology and well-skilled surgeons will help you recover fast from shoulder pain. It will also improve motion, strength and better function.

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