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Published on: 03 Jan 2017 by gries-linda83
Chronic Shoulder Pain – Total shoulder replacement
During a shoulder replacement surgery in Naples, a surgeon will replace the ends of the damaged upper arm bone or the humerus and mostly the shoulder bone as well which is the scapula. If not a complete replacement, these are capped with artificial surfaces which are lined with metal or plastic and metal. The joint components may be held in place using cement. They could also be made with a material which allows new bone to grow into the joints in time which can then be held in place with cement.
Shoulder replacement surgery
The top of the upper arm bone is ball shaped and it is held against the cup-shaped shoulder bone with muscles and ligaments. When it comes to shoulder replacement surgery, surgeons mostly replace the top of the upper arm bone with a long piece of metal with a rounded head. In case the cup shaped shoulder bone is also damaged, then it is smoothed and capped with a plastic or plastic and metal piece.
In case you suffer from painful arthritis in your shoulder and have added damage to the surrounding muscles, surgeons now have a new procedure for you called reverse total shoulder replacement. During this procedure, once the damaged bone is removed and the ends smoothed, your surgeon will add the rounded joint piece to the shoulder and the cup shaped piece will replace the top of your upper arm bone. Even though the results are quite encouraging, this procedure is not for everybody and not all surgeons are experienced in it.
Your surgeon will usually give you a general anesthesia for the surgery, some may use regional anesthesia meaning you are awake, but can’t feel anything in the area of surgery. Mostly your doctor will decide the type of anesthesia considering factors like your overall health. You may be recommended to take antibiotics before and after your surgery to reduce the risks of infection. Any major dental work if required will have to be completed before your surgery. This is because infections can spread from other body parts like the mouth to an artificial joint giving rise to serious complications. It is not unusual to feel constipated or have an upset stomach after your surgery; if you do not feel well, you must contact your nurse or surgeon.