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Shoulder Replacement

If shoulder pain limits your daily activities or prevents a good night’s sleep, shoulder replacement at one of Avera’s regional locations can offer lasting relief.

Will Shoulder Replacement Help Me?

You may benefit from shoulder replacement if other treatments haven’t relieved chronic pain or stiffness due to conditions such as:

Types of Shoulder Replacement

Your Avera surgeon will collaborate with you to identify the type of shoulder replacement procedure that meets your needs:

  • Total shoulder replacement – Exchanges the ball and socket of your joint for prostheses
  • Hemiarthroplasty – Replaces only the ball of a joint whose socket is normal
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement – Switches the location of the ball and socket in a shoulder with a irreparable torn rotator cuff

Recovery & Rehabilitation

After surgery, participate in physical therapy and rehabilitation to minimize scar tissue formation and improve your shoulder’s mobility. Follow your rehabilitation plan carefully to get the most long-term benefit from your new joint.

Visit an Avera Orthopedic Clinic

Avera Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers comprehensive services dedicated to caring for you and your family from diagnosis to treatment, recovery to rehabilitation. Learn more about a facility near you:

Orthopedic Patient Education

Learn more about orthopedic surgeries through our interactive patient education animation videos.

Joint Relief Tips

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