Animesh Agarwal, MDOrthopedic Surgery
Crystal Ramanujam, DPMPodiatry
Ian Whitney, MDOrthopedic Surgery
Before choosing total shoulder replacement surgery, your orthopedic specialist may first try to treat your damaged shoulder with noninvasive options like pain medication or physical therapy. However, if other treatment options do not work, then surgery is usually your best option.
During Shoulder Replacement SurgeryDuring shoulder replacement surgery, the damaged or diseased area of the humerus and cartilage in the shoulder are replaced with a metal and plastic joint. This is a major surgery that will usually require you to remain in the hospital for several days and to do physical therapy afterwards.
After Shoulder Replacement Surgery
After surgery, you are moved to a private room. Your care team will do everything to keep pain and swelling under control with ice, medications and breathing techniques. We strongly encourage your family and friends to participate and learn how to help you with dressing, cooking and feeding yourself once you go home.
Your case management team will work with your care team to plan for your discharge from the hospital. Your team will also discuss any home care needs and arrange them before your discharge.
After Discharge From the Hospital
After you leave the hospital, you should follow up with your primary care physician. You will also have follow-up appointments with your surgeon. University Health can seamlessly coordinate your care, and your care team will be working together every step of the way.
Our comprehensive program is designed to get you to the best possible outcome as soon as possible.