Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement vs.Total Shoulder Replacement

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Daniel Hatch, MD is an orthopedic surgeon that has experience with shoulder replacements. He joined Glenn Mills to discuss the procedure and all you need to know about replacement surgeries.

The two procedures to replace the shoulder because of pain are Anatomical Total Shoulder Replacement and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement. Anatomical tries to replace the total anatomy of the shoulder taking out only the arthritis area. Reverse involves the rotator cuff and if it has become deficient.

Who may be a good candidate?

  • Complete tear in rotator cuff
  • Cuff tear arthroplasty
  • Had an unsuccessful shoulder replacement
  • Severe shoulder pain
  • Complex fracture in the shoulder joint
  • Have tried other treatment options

More information about shoulder pain and replacement surgeries can be found at Jordan Valley Medical Center.com.

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