Dr. Barry Waldman M.D., FAAOS Johns Hopkins Medical School Sinai Hospital 410.377.8900
More About Joint Replacement
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Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Reverse shoulder replacement surgery is typically performed for patients with severe tears of the rotator cuff or severe deformities of the shoulder joint. When standard shoulder replacement is not capable of holding the shoulder in place, surgeons use a reverse joint - where the socket becomes the ball and the ball becomes the socket. This allows for more stability and leverage for the new joint.
The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the human body, therefore it is one of the most frequent locations that arthritis can become a debilitating problem. Patients often have problems carrying out typical activities such as putting on clothes, using utensils and combing their hair. No matter what caused the problems with your shoulder, shoulder replacement can be very effective in eliminating pain and restoring function.