Ever have a sore joint? Maybe your shoulder hurts and it takes time to clear up. Maybe it doesn’t get better.
If you have chronic shoulder pain, you may be a candidate for shoulder replacement surgery. About 53,000 people in the U.S. have this type of surgery every year.
During this surgical procedure, cartilage and bone that may be worn through age or damaged by disease or injury is replaced. The surgeon will remove the damaged joint parts and implant a high tech metal ball and polyethylene socket.
After 6-8 weeks of rehabilitation, recovery and healing, your surgeon will give you the go ahead to transition into normal activities.