Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement

The total reverse shoulder replacement is also an advanced method of treating a completely damaged rotator cuff. However, it is a complex procedure and is only performed in exceptional cases by highly experienced surgeons.

It is a total reverse shoulder replacement because the surgeons switch the ball and socket in the shoulder. Thus after the surgery, the ball will be in the socket, and the socket will change its position to where the balls were previously.

If you believe that your shoulder could benefit from orthopedic attention, schedule an appointment with Ceda Orthopedic Group in Miami, Florida.

When to have a total reverse shoulder replacement?

Surgeons will only consider this procedure mostly in cases where your rotator cuff tendons are entirely damaged or torn by arthritis on your shoulder joint.

Even though the procedure reduces the pain, your mobility may not go back to what it was, but the procedure ensures you can move it more as compared to before the process,

Your surgeon will also opt for this procedure if your tendons have excessive tearing, affecting your ability to move your shoulder, effectively affecting your daily activities. In most cases, the torn tendons may not be as painful as in the first case, but they affect your shoulder movement.

Your surgeon will also consider the total reverse shoulder replacement if you have accidents, especially if your shoulder bones broke into many pieces. In addition, in cases where you have a tumor in the proximal humerus and the tumor touches on the bone shaft or if cancer affects the ball itself, your surgeon will recommend the total reverse shoulder replacement.

What changes will i see after a total reverse shoulder replacement?

After the surgery, your pain will decrease reasonably, depending on whether the surgery is a treatment for pain relief. You will also notice you can move your shoulder more than usual if you have lost mobility. However, depending on your shoulder’s response, you may be able to lift your arm to the top of your head without needing to tilt it.

If your rotator had severe damages before the procedure, you might not regain your mobility fully as you will not reach the arms on another side of your body.

What are the risks associated with total reverse shoulder replacement?

Total reverse shoulder replacement poses risks similar to other joint surgeries; however, there are complications unique to this procedure.

One of the most common risks is the socket that the humerus or arm part may dislodge and from the ball, also known as the shoulder blade. The term used to refer to this is dislocation, and the surgeon will manage this by putting the arm back in its proper place. However, if a dislocation occurs severely, you may have to undergo another surgery to tighten the socket and ball together.

There are always potential dangers associated with getting surgery. However, the majority of these issues are minor and treatable. They can be from infection, excessive bleeding, blood clots, shoulder stiffness, and damage to blood vessels or nerves are all possible complications.

Apart from performing the surgery, Ceda Orthopedic Group will subscribe to your medication. It will also be in charge of your recovery process and advise you on ensuring your socket and balls stay connected.

Do you need a total reverse shoulder replacement surgery? Talk to a specialist at Ceda Orthopedic Group?

If you think your shoulder could benefit from a total reverse shoulder replacement surgery, here is a quick breakdown of common symptoms total reverse shoulder replacement patients suffer from:

  • Shoulder pain that is too much, negatively affecting your daily activities.
  • You’ve lost partial or complete control over your arm movements.
  • Unable to lift arms due to shoulder pain.
  • Numbness or weakness in the shoulders.

Book a total reverse shoulder replacement surgery with ceda orthopedic group today!

At Ceda Orthopedic Group, one of our orthopedic surgeons will diagnose your condition, and if surgery isn’t necessary, they will recommend medication to ease the pressure or physical therapy. After a specific period and no sign of improvement, your orthopedic doctor would recommend the total reverse shoulder replacement procedure, and they perform the surgery. They will also guide you through healing until you can resume your regular duties.

Though sometimes, based on your work, lifestyle, or medical condition, a total shoulder replacement is unavoidable. Your orthopedic will advise you on how to change your lifestyle to avoid the recurrence of the problem.

Contact Ceda Orthopedic Group to book an appointment with one of our medical physicians to help with your shoulder pain.