Total Shoulder prosthesis is applied in the treatment of severe pain and stiffness in the last stage of various types of arthritis or a degenerative condition in the shoulder joint. The main purpose of shoulder prosthesis is to relieve pain. The secondary benefit is to restore the movement, strength and function of the joint and bring patients as close to their former condition as possible. Many patients can return to sports such as tennis, golf and swimming.
Painful shoulder calcification occurs with the loss of the normal cartilage surface in the head and socket of the shoulder joint. When the cartilage in between is lost, the bones rub against each other and pain occurs.
With the shoulder prosthesis surgery, the head at the upper end of the arm bone in the joint is replaced with a metal head. A new flat plastic surface is placed in the slot in the scapula. Metal head and plastic surface structure are common features of almost all shoulder prosthesis implant systems. Partial shoulder prosthesis can also be applied in upper-end fractures of the arm bone in the shoulder. With this technique, only the head of the humerus (arm bone) joint is replaced.
After Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Patients can begin assisted exercises the next day. After 4 weeks, it is expected that he will be able to do the work that is not heavy after 3-4 months. The most important factor determining the degree of postoperative function of the patient in shoulder prosthesis is the condition of the muscles before the operation. The physical therapy process of patients who underwent shoulder prosthesis is one of the most important steps of the treatment.