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Shoulder Joint Replacement
What is shoulder joint replacement?
The glenohumeral joint (shoulder joint) is a ball-and-socket joint, similar to the hip joint and is the most mobile joint in the body which also makes it unstable. The shoulder joint is made up of three bones:
- the scapula, or the shoulder blade – the humerus, or the upper arm bone – the clavicle or the collarbone
Total shoulder joint replacement is an option given to patients who suffer from joint dysfunction. This is usually the result of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, but more rarely for those who have sustained severe trauma from a shoulder fracture. Generally, all other modes of treatment are considered first, such as physical therapy and medication, but total shoulder replacement can provide pain relief and increased mobility for those who have not experienced relief.