When should I consider shoulder replacement surgery?
To determine if you need shoulder replacement surgery you need to see a qualified orthopedic surgeon. However, in the meantime, use the information below to grade your condition.
If you answer yes to any of the qualification requirements listed below, you should plan to discuss with your doctor the possibility of having shoulder replacement surgery.
Most people can manage osteoarthritis pain with treatments that don't involve surgery. But surgery may be an option when you suffer from several serious conditions. Some of the common ones are arthritis of the shoulder joint, fractures and rotator cuff tear.