The major difference between a standard shoulder replacement and a reverse procedure is that in a reverse shoulder replacement the ball and socket parts of the shoulder joint switch sides. This means their natural position is reversed. Reverse total shoulder replacement is a complex procedure and is warranted by certain conditions. Call to request an appointment with one of our shoulder experts if you have shoulder problems that may require shoulder replacement.
Surgical Treatment – Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Possible benefits of reverse shoulder
When exercises are not successful most cases of cuff tear arthropathy are considered possible candidates for shoulder joint replacement arthroplasty with a cuff tear arthropathy (CTA) head prosthesis that allows arthritic shoulders to regain some of their lost comfort and function. However, when the shoulder is no longer stabilized with the ball in the socket consideration can be given to a reversed (reverse Delta) prosthesis.
Joint replacement surgery can improve the mechanics of the shoulder but cannot make the joint as good as it was before the onset of rotator cuff tear arthropathy. The effectiveness of the procedure depends on the health and motivation of the individual, the condition of the shoulder, and the expertise of the surgeon. When performed by an experienced surgeon, shoulder replacement arthroplasty with reversed (reverse Delta) prosthesis can provide improved stability along with improved shoulder comfort and function.
The greatest improvements patients experience after reverse shoulder replacement are in the ability to sleep and to perform some of the simple activities of daily living. In that the tendons of the rotator cuff are not repairable in this condition, normal strength and function of the shoulder cannot be regained.
Reverse Shoulder Replacement in Indore, India
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