Chronic shoulder pain can result from a number of medical conditions, such
as injury, infection or nerve damage. However, the most common cause is
osteoarthritis, or the wearing away of the cartilage in the shoulder joint.
In a healthy shoulder, the cartilage provides a smooth surface for the
joint's ball and socket to glide against each other during movement. Pain
results when the cartilage is gone, and bone is rubbing against bone.
In early stages of arthritis, your physician may prescribe heat, rest,
physical therapy and/or cortisone injections to help lessen pain. When
these interventions no longer manage your pain, you may want to consider surgery.
Our specialists at the Center for Joint Surgery offer a number of shoulder
replacement procedures that conserve bone and decrease blood loss and
pain that result from surgery, including stemless and short-stemmed shoulder
implants for primary shoulder replacement as well as reverse shoulder
You can find more information about specific procedures, including the
Simplicity™ Shoulder System stemless procedure, the Aequalis Ascend™
short-stemmed procedure, and the Aequalis Ascend™ reverse shoulder
Your surgeon can help you determine the best option for you based upon
your anatomy, medical history and current health status.
Learn more about the surgeons who offer each of these procedures by calling
the Center for Joint Surgery at 410-641-9189 today.