Advancements in implant design and more careful patient selection have improved outcomes and longevity of shoulder replacement in recent years. More than 70,000 of these surgeries are done annually, making shoulder replacements the fastest growing joint replacement.
Osteoarthritis is a common reason for shoulder replacement. But it’s not the only one. “We offer shoulder replacement to middle- and older-aged adults with chronic shoulder pain, mostly from arthritis or chronic rotator cuff problems,” says orthopaedic surgeon.