Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Shoulder replacement surgery involves the removal of the diseased head (ball) of your shoulder joint, and the placement of a metal stem into your upper arm bone (humerous). A metal or ceramic ball is then placed on the stem, forming the first half of the new shoulder joint. The shoulder section is then reshaped and lined with a metal or ceramic cup creating a new socket for the ball to sit in. The socket may also receive a plastic liner to keep the new joint moving smoothly. The ball is slipped into the socket to restore movement and create the new joint.