Orthopedic surgeons in the Sutter Health network use the latest technologies to perform partial and total shoulder replacement surgeries. These surgeries take about two to four hours, and most people can go home one to three days after surgery.
If you have severe arthritis or a shoulder injury and nonsurgical options aren’t working, these common surgeries can help ease pain, heal injury and restore movement. You’ll need to wear a sling for two to six weeks after surgery, and it’s best to avoid driving during this time. Most replacements last at least 15 to 20 years.