Shoulder Replacement Center


Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Your shoulder pain, weakness or stiffness may be the result of an injury, overuse or arthritis, but
you don't have to live with it. Shoulder replacement surgery can ease your pain and get your shoulder functioning normally again. Shoulder replacement surgery in the U.S. dates back to the 1950s. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that more than 53,000 shoulder replacements are performed in the U.S. each year. The procedure treats everything from fractures and rotator cuff injuries, to arthritis and degenerative joint diseases. In general, shoulder replacement surgery replaces damaged parts of the shoulder with manmade components. Depending on the extent of your injury or condition, your doctor may need to replace just the head of the humerus bone called the ball (partial shoulder replacement) or replace both the ball and socket (total shoulder replacement).


Meet the Shoulder Replacement Center Team.

sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery

Jonathan C. Hersch, MD

Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Preservation, Hip, Shoulder and Knee Surgery

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The most common types of shoulder replacement surgery

  • Partial shoulder replacement: Sometimes called hemiarthroplasty or resurfacing, this
    surgery replaces the head or ball of the ball and socket joint with a metal ball. Although
    the native socket is not replaced, your surgeon may need to smooth and reshape the
    socket to accommodate the prosthetic ball. The least common shoulder replacement
    performed, it's often reserved for the young, active patient with arthritis or significant
    fracture of the upper humerus.

  • Total shoulder replacement: This surgical procedure replaces both worn out or diseased
    joint surfaces. Similar to a partial shoulder replacement, the head or ball is replaced with
    a metal ball. In addition, the socket is also replaced with a synthetic plastic component.

Prevention is Key.

We strive to work with our patients to develop strength and endurance to maintain success in their sports routine no matter the discipline or fitness level.


We’d love to hear from you.

Whether it’s post-injury help or consultation about your first symptoms, our orthopedic doctors provide total management of patient care. Contact us find out more about OSA, our doctors, and our facilities, or to get started as a patient.

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