Total Shoulder Replacement (Arthroplasty)
How much do you know about Total Shoulder Replacements?
-Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), often called a total shoulder replacement, is a surgical procedure in which part or all of the shoulder joint is replaced.
-It is estimated that 53,000 people in the United States have shoulder replacement surgery each year.
– It is performed on the shoulder when medical interventions, such as other conservative surgeries, medication, and physical therapy no longer provide pain relief.
-There are three different types of shoulder replacements: total shoulder arthroplasty (head of humerus and socket of glenoid fossa are both replaced), hemiarthroplasty (head of humerus is replaced) and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (the ball and socket are replaced and reversed).
***Contact your physician to refer you to physical therapy for a full evaluation as soon as symptoms begin for immediate attention and a quicker recovery!***
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Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), often called a total shoulder replacement, is a surgical procedure in which part or all of the shoulder joint is replaced.