Does shoulder pain prevent you from reaching overhead, or lifting a heavy pot? Arthritis and chronic rotator cuff injuries can damage your shoulder joint severely, making it hard to do the simplest things. Fortunately, shoulder replacement can help put the pain behind you. About 53,000 Americans have a shoulder replacement each year. And with advances in technology, most shoulder replacements last at least 15 to 20 years.
Orthopedic surgeons at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (SMCS) specialize in advanced shoulder replacement techniques that can help ease shoulder pain in people with severe arthritis. If you’ve tried alternatives to shoulder replacement without success, talk to an orthopedic specialist about this common surgery.
At SMCS, orthopedic surgeons use state-of-the-art technology to perform both partial and total shoulder replacement surgeries, including reverse shoulder replacement.