Severe shoulder pain can affect your ability to function, making everyday tasks – even getting dressed – difficult. If shoulder pain is lowering your quality of life, you may be a candidate for a shoulder replacement surgery. People with certain types of arthritis or a severe shoulder fracture may also benefit from this procedure.
Our team first uses nonsurgical treatment methods like medication and physical therapy to relieve pain and increase function. If those methods don’t work or stop working, your doctor may recommend shoulder replacement surgery.
We will discuss your surgical options with you, determining the right treatment solution for you. Procedures we provide include:
Our orthopedic team treats thousands of people for joint pain – including shoulder pain – every year. In fact, we treat more people for joint conditions than any other health system in Wisconsin. This experience gives us a level of expertise that is hard to find elsewhere. That means better results and an easier recovery for you.
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Our shoulder replacement procedures include:
Your team will give you instructions about how to prepare for your shoulder replacement surgery. Please follow the preoperative instructions carefully to ensure a safe procedure:
The shoulder replacement or reverse shoulder replacement procedure takes approximately two hours:
Find out more about shoulder surgery at Aurora.
After surgery, your surgeon will let you know when to return for follow-up appointments depending on your progress. Typically, we see people at:
You’ll begin shoulder rehabilitation soon after the procedure, to help you regain strength and function.
Our physical therapy team will customize a rehab plan to meet your needs. Learn more about orthopedic physical therapy at Aurora.