Shoulder Replacement Serving Iowa Falls, Ia

Are you suffering from chronic shoulder pain? Do you find it challenging to reach for objects, lift your arms, or even get dressed? If so, our accomplished orthopedic surgeons at Mason City Clinic are here to help. We may recommend shoulder replacement surgery to relieve your pain and allow you to return to your active lifestyle. You can always count on our team for exceptional, compassionate care! 

What Is Shoulder Replacement Surgery? 

The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The round head or ball of the upper arm bone fits in the shoulder’s shallow socket. Cartilage at the end of the bone helps the joint glide smoothly. When the joint is damaged, it can become painful, weak, and stiff. 

Shoulder replacement surgery is a procedure designed to replace a severely damaged shoulder joint with an artificial one. The prosthetic joint is made of metal and plastic and is designed to mimic the natural movement of the shoulder. Shoulder replacement is often a life-changing treatment for people suffering from chronic pain. After surgery, most patients enjoy previous activities and experience a much better quality of life.

What Are the Shoulder Replacement Surgery Options?

There are two main shoulder replacement surgeries: total and partial. The procedure best suited for you will depend on your unique needs and medical condition. 

  • Total shoulder replacement: We replace both the ball and the socket with implants that resemble the natural shape of your bones.
  • Partial shoulder replacement: If only the ball side of the joint is damaged, you may require a partial shoulder replacement, which involves replacing only the head of the joint. 

What Are the Causes of Shoulder Joint Damage? 

There are many causes of shoulder joint damage, including the following: 

  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. When the cartilage breaks down, the bones in the shoulder joint rub against each other, leading to pain, stiffness, and inflammation.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is typically caused by an overactive immune system. That can lead to inflammation that slowly erodes cartilage and underlying bone, resulting in deformities and limited mobility.
  • Fractures: Fractures of the upper end of the humerus can damage the shoulder joint. They can lead to pain, swelling, and loss of function.
  • Sports injury: Common sports injuries include tendinitis and bursitis due to overuse. Shoulder joint damage can also occur due to impact injuries such as dislocations and direct blows from falls or collisions.
  • Rotator cuff tears: The rotator cuff has four muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint and help it move. A rotator cuff tear can cause pain, weakness, and a loss of motion. 
  • Other Conditions: Many other conditions can damage the shoulder joint. These include bone tumors, severe joint infections, and certain metabolic disorders.

What Can You Expect?

Shoulder joint replacement surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, our skilled surgeons will perform a total or partial shoulder replacement, depending on your unique needs. 

After surgery, you will rest in the recovery area for a short time. Your shoulder will be in an immobilizer. Only move it when directed by your care team. Most patients go home the same day of surgery or the day after, depending on their individual needs. 

Over the next few weeks, your pain will decrease, and you should enjoy improved strength and a better range of motion. After the healing process, most patients report a dramatic improvement in their shoulder joint function.  

Shoulder Replacement Near Me Serving Iowa Falls, IA

If you suffer from chronic shoulder pain or limited mobility, contact Mason City Clinic today. Our highly experienced orthopedic surgeons may recommend shoulder replacement surgery to help you regain control of your life and enjoy the simple everyday pleasures you have been missing out on. Don’t let shoulder pain hold you back. Call us to schedule your appointment or request one online today. 

We proudly serve patients in Iowa Falls, Charles City, Hampton, Britt, Algona, Forest City, New Hampton, Osage, Buffalo Center, Greene, Lake Mills, Garner, Belmond, Boone, Clarion, Clear Lake, Fort Dodge, Garner, Rockwell, Webster City, and the surrounding communities. 

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