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Total shoulder replacement surgery is a treatment option for patients whose arthritis and degenerative joint diseases do not respond to conservative treatment.
In total shoulder replacement surgery, diseased bone in the head of the upper arm (humerus) is replaced with a metal "ball." The humerus is hollowed out; a shaft that holds the ball in place is then inserted into the cavity. Further, a synthetic socket is affixed to the shoulder blade (glenoid).
For most patients, total shoulder replacement surgery can provide complete to near-complete pain relief. The orthopedics departments of John C. Lincoln Hospitals invite you to watch this overview of total shoulder replacement.