Shoulder replacement surgery is mostly performed to relieve symptoms of severe shoulder pain and disability due to arthritis. In this procedure, the damaged articulating parts of the shoulder joint are removed and replaced with artificial prostheses.
Commonly called Tommy John surgery, this procedure involves reconstructing a damaged ligament on the inside of the elbow called the ulnar or medial collateral ligament with a tendon graft obtained from your own body or a donor. Without surgical intervention, athletes involved in throwing sports may experience significant reduction in performance.
The introduction of the reverse shoulder arthroplasty has provided shoulder surgeons with more options for the treatment of complex proximal humeral fractures in the elderly.
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