If osteoarthritis in the shoulder is unresponsive to conservative treatment, surgical procedures can help to reduce pain and improve mobility in the shoulder. These procedures can range from minimally invasive techniques to “clean out” an arthritic shoulder by removing bone spurs and other damaged tissue to performing a full or partial shoulder joint replacement.
Replacement (arthroplasty) is only recommended if the shoulder joint has become more inflamed or seriously damaged from osteoarthritis. In this form of surgery, a surgeon will remove a portion of the shoulder and impact an artificial replacement joint.
The highly skilled team of medical professionals at BEST Health System will help patients suffering from osteoarthritis find lasting relief. A range of treatment options is available for different cases.