Shoulder arthroplasty – or shoulder replacement surgery – removes damaged areas of bone and replaces them with parts made of metal and plastic (implants).
Osteoarthritis, rotator cuff injuries, fractures, and inflammatory disorders are just some of the conditions that can cause damage to the shoulder joint. That damage can result in severe and debilitating pain. When other treatments – like physical therapy – have failed, shoulder arthroplasty may be able to provide much-needed relief and get you back to doing what you love.
But is the procedure right for you?
In Episode 7 of University Orthopedics Community Lecture Series, Sports Medicine Surgeon Michel Arcand, MD goes in-depth, discussing the procedure, why it’s needed, and who may be a candidate.
About Dr. Arcand
Dr. Arcand treats a wide range of sports-related injuries, with both operative and non-operative methods, specializing in upper and lower extremities. Typical injuries include rotator cuff tears and impingement, shoulder dislocations, arthritis, fractures as well as ligament tears and knee meniscal and ligament injuries. Dr. Arcand takes great care in providing each patient with an individual treatment plan with the goal of restoring function and the return to an active and healthy life style.