Advanced shoulder joint replacement, also known as total shoulder replacement, is a surgical procedure that is performed to replace a worn-out or diseased shoulder joint with an artificial joint, or prosthesis. This procedure is typically recommended for people who have severe shoulder arthritis or other conditions that have caused significant damage to the joint. During the surgery, the damaged parts of the joint are removed and replaced with the artificial joint, which is designed to mimic the natural movement of the shoulder. Advanced shoulder joint replacement is intended to relieve pain and improve range of the shoulder movements.
Shoulder joint arthritis is a common condition, affecting up to 10% of the population. It is more common in older adults, but may occur in younger people as well. Patients with shoulder joint arthritis will have joint pain in shoulder, reduced or restricted movement of shoulder. Treatment options include physical therapy, medications, and in some cases, surgery.
There are many treatment options for shoulder arthritis, and the best treatment will depend on the severity of the condition and the individual's complaints. Some common treatments for shoulder joint arthritis include:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): These medications in the form of tablets that can help reduce inflammation and pain in the shoulder.
Physical therapy: A physical therapist can provide exercises and stretches to improve movements of shoulder and strengthen the shoulder joint.
Corticosteroid injections into the joint: These injections can help reduce inflammation and pain in the shoulder.
Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair or replace the damaged joint. This can include procedures such as shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder joint replacement, or reverse shoulder joint replacement.
It's important to talk to your doctor about the best treatment options for your specific condition.
During advanced shoulder joint replacement surgery using robotic-assisted arms, the surgeon will first make an incision in the skin over the shoulder. They will then use specialized instruments, including the robotic-assisted surgical system, to carefully remove any damaged or diseased tissue in the shoulder joint. The surgeon will then insert a new artificial joint, or prosthesis, into the shoulder to replace the damaged joint. The prosthesis is typically made of metal and plastic components, and is designed to mimic the natural movement of the shoulder.
Robotic-assisted surgery is a type of surgery that uses a computer-controlled robotic system to assist the surgeon in performing the procedure. In the case of shoulder joint replacement, a robotic-assisted surgical system will be used to help the surgeon plan and perform the surgery with greater precision and accuracy. This results in better surgical outcomes and a faster recovery time for the patient.
Reverse shoulder joint replacement is a surgical procedure that is typically performed when other treatments, such as physical therapy and medications, have not been successful in relieving pain and improving function in the shoulder. This procedure may be recommended for patient who have severe shoulder arthritis, a rotator cuff tear that cannot be repaired, or a previous shoulder replacement that has failed. In some cases, reverse shoulder joint replacement may also be recommended for people who have a significant shoulder deformity or who have experienced a traumatic injury to the shoulder. Ultimately, the decision to have reverse shoulder joint replacement will be made by the individual and their doctor, based on their specific situation and needs
It usually takes several days for the minor puncture wounds to heal. The next day following surgery, the surgical dressing can typically be removed, and adhesive strips can be used to cover the minor healing incisions. It takes a few weeks (six to eight, but rarely more) for the joint to recover to its full potential, despite the fact that the puncture wound are small and the pain from the arthroscopy is negligible. To hasten your recovery and safeguard your future joint function, a specialised exercise regimen and rehabilitation programme could be advised. Within a few days, patients frequently return to work, school, or their regular routines. Some athletes and people in good physical shape may resume their sporting pursuits in a matter of weeks.
However, keep in mind that each patient's arthroscopic surgery is particular to that patient because persons who undergo arthroscopy can have a wide range of diagnoses and previous illnesses. Recovery time will be unique to each person. It is uncommon for your recovery to mirror that of a friend or relative who underwent "arthroscopic surgery."