Shoulder replacement exchanges the worn and torn surfaces of your shoulder with new low-friction surfaces, likely consisting of a polished metal surface on one side and a special space-age polymer on the other.
If you are suffering from pain from arthritis and similar problems, these new surfaces will remove the most significant source of your pain and restore a new gliding surface. Most patients who have a shoulder replacement, also called "shoulder arthroplasty," have tried other treatments such as injections, oral medications, and physical therapy.
Implants are specially sized to suit the size of your bones, and your existing muscles, tendons, and ligaments can be used more freely to restore comfortable motion and improve function.
Dr. Nelson trained with the world’s foremost experts in shoulder replacement at the world-renowned Shoulder Unit at the Centre Orthopedique Santy in Lyon, France. He uses the latest advanced techniques to ensure you have an optimized outcome, including 3-dimensional patient-specific computer planning to make sure the components used are properly sized and placed.
To have the best outcome with your shoulder replacement and you live in North Carolina, it is very important that you see a specially trained shoulder specialist such as Dr. Johnny T. Nelson.