Duke Orthopaedic surgeons offer shoulder joint replacement surgery (or shoulder joint arthroplasty) to relieve the pain associated with arthritic shoulders, degenerative shoulder joint disease, fracture, or a severe rotator cuff tear.
Shoulder arthroplasty involves replacing part of or all of the shoulder joint's ball, stem, and socket.
Before shoulder replacement surgery is decided upon, patients undergo a number of imaging tests including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), x-ray, and computed tomography (CT) scans to allow the surgeon to view the shoulder joint from all angles and determine the best surgical technique to replace the shoulder joint.
Our shoulder specialists take into account the severity and location of the injury, the patients' activity level and preferences, and a host of other factors before deciding on the best approach to shoulder replacement surgery.
Duke shoulder surgeons are skilled at offering total and partial shoulder replacement surgery. Their years of experience and use of advanced prosthetic materials and techniques means they consistently achieve positive outcomes from this procedure.
Our doctors are often involved in trials that allow us to offer patients leading-edge prosthetic materials and techniques that help to ensure the long-term success of the procedure.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment with a Duke orthopaedic provider in the Triangle of North Carolina. We treat patients in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, and beyond.
Physicians offering shoulder replacement surgery include:
Shoulder replacement surgery is offered at locations convenient to Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, including: