• Shoulder Replacement

    shoulderMIOT Hospitals is pioneer in shoulder replacement surgeries.

  • Shoulder Conditions

    shoulderArthritis is not a symptom of “just getting old”

  • Why Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    shoulderMIOT dreams of a world where you are pain free.

  • Shoulder Surgery Procedures

    shoulderExplore a range of shoulder replacement procedures.

  • Recent advances in Shoulder Arthroplasty

    shoulderExplore Recent advances in Shoulder Arthroplasty

  • Preparation for Surgery

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  • Hospital Stay

    shoulderWhile you’re at MIOT, we prepare you before the surgery, operate and treat you further

  • Recovering at Home

    shoulderYour shoulder replacement should give you years of service protect it by taking a few simple steps

  • How much would it cost?

    shoulderShoulder replacement surgery cost varies with the type of implant and the shoulder condition.

  • Videos

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  • FAQ

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Shoulder replacement was started in USA in 1950s by Charles Neer, who first performed hemiarthroplasty (replacement of ball) for fracture only. Following the success of its use in shoulder fractures, he developed prosthesis for arthritis. Later various socket designs were developed.

In contrast to hip and knee joints, the shoulder joint is extremely mobile, but at the same time, should remain stable through out the joint movement. The prosthetic shoulder joint should also recreate the normal joint in terms of both stability and mobility and should be durable. There had been tremendous advances in basic knowledge, industrial technology and surgical skill over the last two decades. This has made shoulder replacement a predictable, safe and successful operation.

Types of shoulder replacements

There are various types of shoulder replacement available in the market. These are broadly classified into two types, namely, Anatomical Shoulder Arthroplasty (ASA) and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty (RSA). Shoulder replacement could be also hemiarthroplasty (replacement of ball only) or total shoulder replacement (replacement of ball and socket).

The choice of procedure and type of prosthesis depends on many factors like age and activity of the patient, quality of bone, amount of bone damage in the humeral head, degree of arthritis and damage to socket, instability of the joint, function of rotator cuff muscles and function of deltoid muscle. The surgeon will consider all factors and decide what is the best procedure for the patient and will discuss in detail prior to surgery.

Anatomical Shoulder Arthroplasty (ASA)

This is done to recreate the normal shoulder anatomy and can only be performed when the rotator cuff is either working well or can be reconstructed. This includes the following types:

    1. Trauma Hemiarthroplasty
    2. Conventional Total Shoulder Replacement
    3. Resurfacing Shoulder Arthroplasty
    4. Stemless Shoulder Arthroplasty

Treatment of Shoulder Arthritis

Reverse Shoulder ArthroplastyReverse Shoulder ArthroplastyIn this type of shoulder replacement, the geometry of shoulder joint is reversed to put the ball in sockets’ place and socket in ball’s place to provide stability and this is indicated if the rotator cuff is deficient or not working.