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Total Shoulder replacement Surgery in Hyderabad

Shoulder replacement Surgery in Hyderabad removes damaged areas of bone and replaces them with parts made of metal and plastic (implants). This surgery is called shoulder arthroplasty (ARTH-row-plas-tee).

The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The round head (ball) of the upper arm bone fits into a shallow socket in the shoulder. Damage to the joint can cause pain, weakness and stiffness.

Shoulder implants are available in a few different shapes and a range of sizes. Replacement options include partial and total using either anatomic or reverse implants.

Why it's done

Total Shoulder replacement surgery in Hyderabad surgery is done to relieve pain and other symptoms that result from damage to the shoulder joint.

Conditions that can damage the joint include:

  • imageOsteoarthritis
  • imageRotator cuff injuries
  • imageFractures
  • imageRheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory disorders
  • imageOsteonecrosis

Shoulder replacement procedures

Depending on the type of joint damage you have, your doctor may recommend one of the following shoulder replacement options:

  • imageAnatomic total shoulder replacement
  • imageReverse total shoulder replacement
  • imagePartial shoulder replacement


Although rare, it's possible that shoulder replacement surgery won't lessen your pain or make it go away completely. The surgery may not fully restore the movement or strength of the joint. In some cases, another surgery may be needed.

Potential complications of shoulder replacement surgery include:

  • imageDislocation
  • imageFracture
  • imageImplant loosening
  • imageRotator cuff failure
  • imageNerve damage
  • imageBlood clots
  • imageInfection

How you prepare

Before surgery is scheduled, you'll meet with your surgeon for evaluation. This visit typically includes:

  • imageA review of your symptoms
  • imageA physical exam
  • imageX-rays and computerized tomography (CT) of your shoulder

Some questions you may want to ask include:

  • imageWhat type of surgery do you recommend?
  • imageHow will my pain be managed after surgery?
  • imageHow long will I have to wear a sling?
  • imageWhat kind of physical therapy will I need?
  • imageHow will my activities be restricted after surgery?
  • imageWill I need to have someone help me at home for a while?

Other members of the care team will assess your readiness for surgery. You'll be asked about your medical history, your medicines and whether you use tobacco. Tobacco interferes with healing.

You may meet with a physical therapist who will explain how to do physical therapy exercises and how to use a type of sling (immobilizer) that prevents your shoulder from moving.

Currently, many people leave the hospital the same day of the shoulder replacement procedure.

What you can expect

Before the procedure

Follow your surgeon's directions about bathing, eating and taking medicines the day before and the day of surgery.

During the procedure

A team member will talk with you about how you'll be sedated for the surgery. Most people get general anesthesia and a nerve block. General anesthesia puts you into a deep sleep. The nerve block numbs your shoulder so that pain control can continue after you wake up from general anesthesia. The surgery usually takes 1 to 2 hours.

After the procedure

After surgery, you'll rest in a recovery area for a short time. X-rays will be obtained. Your shoulder will be in an immobilizer. Don't try to move your shoulder unless you're told to do so.

How long you stay after surgery depends on your individual needs. Many people can go home that same day.


After shoulder replacement, most people have less pain than they did before surgery. Many have no pain. Most people also have improved range of motion and strength.

About Doctor:

Dr.KHALEELULLAH is a renowned gold medal award-winning Orthopaedician in Hyderabad. He has got extensive experience of more than 15 years and positioned himself as the best orthopedic surgeon in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. He worked for nearly 8 years in the prestigious Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences(NIMS), Hyderabad where he acquired vast skills and knowledge about managing complicated orthopedic problems. He proved himself as the right Ortho Surgeon with MCH specialization with his deep interest in the area of joint reconstruction surgeries.