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Shoulder Replacement Surgery

We offer a proven shoulder replacement approach and the most advanced options available.

At the Henry Ford Center for Joint Replacement, we understand that living with constant shoulder pain can affect your quality of life. A shoulder replacement may be an option to help you get back to your active lifestyle.

Carole's Story

At 81, Carole got a reverse total shoulder replacement, which helped relieve the pain from arthritis and rotator cuff tears.

Do I need a shoulder replacement?

We know that shoulder replacement surgery is a big decision. Before considering whether it’s the right choice for you, your Henry Ford orthopedic surgeon will conduct a full examination of your shoulder, testing for strength, stability and range of motion as well as a comprehensive review of your current health status.

There are risks and benefits to any shoulder replacement surgery, and not everyone is a candidate for all approaches. As part of your personalized treatment plan, your surgeon will discuss the option that provides you with the safest, most successful experience.

Why choose Henry Ford Orthopedics for shoulder replacement?

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  • A personalized treatment plan that fits your specific lifestyle and goals.
  • A full range of shoulder replacement procedures, including total shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement and partial shoulder replacement (shoulder resurfacing).
  • Pre-surgical classes, physical therapy and home care to provide support before, during and after your procedure. Learn more about what to expect.
  • The option of a same-day, outpatient knee replacement procedure performed at one of our six locations.
  • We are the leaders in virtual care for joint replacement. Throughout your treatment, we provide several easy ways to connect you to your care team, from the comfort of your home or while at work.
  • Many convenient locations throughout southeast and south central Michigan, making it easy to find a Henry Ford orthopedic surgeon near you.
  • Why Might a Doctor Recommend a Shoulder Replacement?

    The decision to have a shoulder replacement is a combined decision made by you and your Henry Ford surgeon and care team. The key factors that determine whether to have shoulder replacement surgery include:

    • Severe shoulder pain that interferes with your ability to perform activities of daily living such as getting dressed or reaching for an item
    • Moderate to severe pain while resting and/or while you sleep
    • Limited mobility and reduced range of motion
    • Little to no improvement in shoulder pain after nonsurgical treatments
  • What Types of Shoulder Replacement Surgery Do You Offer?

    If nonsurgical treatments and therapies are no longer giving you relief from your shoulder pain, you may want to consider shoulder replacement surgery. We offer three types:

    • Total shoulder replacement: A total shoulder replacement relieves arthritis by replacing the worn out joint surfaces with an artificial joint made of metal (cobalt chrome) and plastic (polyethylene).
    • Reverse shoulder replacement: This procedure changes the orientation of the shoulder by replacing the glenoid (normal socket) with an artificial ball, and the humeral head (normal ball) is replaced with an implant.
    • Shoulder resurfacing: Partial (Hemi) shoulder resurfacing is an alternative surgical option to total shoulder replacement. Resurfacing is less invasive than traditional total shoulder replacement, as it is designed to resurface only the head of the humerus with a metal cap.
Henry Ford Joint Replacement Guide

Download our Joint Replacement Guide to learn more about our program.

Call for a consultation

Henry Ford Jackson Hospital: (517) 205-1431
Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford Medical Center Cottage: (313) 916-2181
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital: (586) 271-0915
Henry Ford Medical Center – Royal Oak: (248) 546-2110
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital: (313) 916-2181
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital: (734) 225-9100

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