Shoulder replacement surgeon Perth
Everything you need to know about shoulder replacement surgery
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Shoulder replacement Perth
What could cause my shoulder pain?
There are many reasons why you may experience pain in your shoulder. If your shoulder pain is severe and chronic, shoulder replacement surgery or arthroplasty may be your best option, if other first-line treatment options have failed.
So when is shoulder replacement surgery a good option?
Rotator cuff arthropathy
A common cause of pain in your shoulder is rotator cuff arthropathy, a type of shoulder arthritis that occurs as a result of a chronic rotator cuff tear. Over time, persistent pain, reduced shoulder mobility, and shoulder weakness can set in, and shoulder replacement surgery may be your best option to reduce the pain and to restore function and mobility in your shoulder.
Severe arthritis of the shoulder joint can cause constant pain and reduced mobility to the point that it limits your ability to carry out normal day-to-day tasks. If chronic pain leads to avoiding certain activities, shoulder replacement surgery is often recommended to get you back to an active lifestyle.
Shoulder replacement surgeon Dr Sven Goebel
Types of shoulder replacement surgery
When you’re looking up information on shoulder replacement surgery, you will quickly run into terms such as anatomic and reverse shoulder replacement. The topic can be slightly confusing; what is the difference between the two, and how do you know which one you need?
Dr Sven Goebel | Shoulder Replacement Surgeon Perth
Anatomic shoulder replacement
Reverse shoulder replacement
Shoulder surgery risks
Risks of shoulder surgery
- Low, depending on comorbidities, very low risk of deep vein thrombosis
- Heart attack
- Allergic reaction
- Implant failure,
- “Wearing out”,
- Persistent pain,
- Cuff failure (in anatomic replacement),
- Acromial stress fracture (in reverse replacement)
Shoulder replacement recovery
What happens after surgery?
In general I recommend these timelines after anatomic replacement to return to specific activities:
In general I recommend these timelines after reverse replacement to return to specific activities: