Offering the Most Advanced Shoulder Replacement Surgery Available

EmergeOrtho’s team of renowned surgeons remain abreast of the latest technological innovations, bringing you innovative care delivered with compassion. For decades, we’ve been the provider of choice for thousands of patients throughout North Carolina. We are leaders in the field of shoulder replacement surgery (arthroplasty), helping patients return to their active lifestyles.

Shoulder Replacement Surgery

When medications and lifestyle changes do not relieve shoulder pain, shoulder replacement surgery should be considered. This safe, effective joint replacement surgery enables patients to return to their normal activities without any loss of shoulder motion.

Typically, total shoulder joint replacement is an option for patients experiencing pain and limited motion due to diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, rotator cuff issues or injuries.

What happens during a shoulder joint replacement?

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. In shoulder replacement surgery, the damaged areas of the shoulder joint are replaced by artificial parts. The humerus head can be replaced by either a metal ball with a stem or by a cap-like prosthesis without a stem. The socket is replaced by a plastic socket implanted with bone cement.

The procedure typically takes two hours and the average hospital stay is around 24 to 48 hours. Many patients can participate in unrestricted activity within three months. However, it sometimes takes longer for the shoulder’s full range of motion to return.

Types of shoulder replacement surgery include:

  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Partial shoulder replacement
  • Stemmed hemiarthroplasty
  • Resurfacing hemiarthroplasty
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement

At EmergeOrtho, our entire team is constantly working together toward a single goal: to help you emerge stronger, healthier and better. It’s made us a leader in our specialties as we continue to innovate and use our expertise to help our patients.


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Shoulder Joint Replacement.

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