Shoulder Replacement

Dr. Loel Payne Discussing Shoulder Replacement

Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder

 

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis of the shoulder can severely impact a person's lifestyle.

Shoulder Replacement

 

Shoulder replacement surgery removes damaged or diseased head of the humerus (ball) and cartilage of the shoulder joint and replaces it with an implant.  The surgeon joins the repaired shoulder components to form the new shoulder joint.  This is done to restore function and mobility for the patient.

Specialists

Loel Z. Payne, M.D.

Loel Z. Payne, M.D.

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Nicholas K. Sablan, M.D.

Nicholas K. Sablan, M.D.

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Robert C. Mason, M.D.

Robert C. Mason, M.D.

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Miguel Pelton, M.D.

Miguel Pelton, M.D.

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Shoulder Replacement Conditions

Dr. Loel Payne Discussing Shoulder Replacement Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder Shoulder Replacement