Restoring Strength and Flexibility with the Best Shoulder Replacement Surgery in Hyderabad

Shoulder Replacement Procedures

Shoulder replacement procedures are surgical interventions designed to replace damaged joint surfaces with artificial components called prostheses.

Reasons for Surgery

  • Severe arthritis: This involves significant cartilage damage in the shoulder joint, causing pain, stiffness, and limited mobility.
  • Rotator cuff tear arthropathy: When a large rotator cuff tear leads to significant bone loss and joint damage.
  • Fractured humeral head: TA severe fracture of the upper arm bone that cannot be repaired.
  • Failed previous shoulder surgery:  If prior surgery to address shoulder problems didn’t provide lasting pain relief or function.

Conditions Treated


The most common type of arthritis, causing cartilage degeneration and joint pain.

Rheumatoid arthritis

An inflammatory autoimmune disease that can affect the joints, including the shoulder.

Avascular necrosis

This condition occurs when blood flow to the bone is disrupted, causing bone death.

Post-traumatic arthritis

Arthritis developing after a shoulder injury.

Types of shoulder replacement surgery

Anatomic total shoulder replacement

This surgery replaces the ball of the upper arm bone (humerus) with a metal ball and the socket (glenoid) with a plastic cup.

Reverse total shoulder

This surgery is used when the rotator cuff is severely damaged. It replaces the ball of the humerus with a plastic socket and the glenoid with a metal ball.

Partial shoulder

This surgery replaces only the damaged portion of the humerus head with a metal cap.

Surgical Approaches

Deltopectoral approach

 This is the most common approach, involving an incision along the front of the shoulder.

Acromial approach

This approach involves an incision through the acromion, a bony prominence on the shoulder blade.

Minimally invasive approach

This technique uses smaller incisions and specialized instruments to perform the surgery.

The Surgery Process

  • Pre-operative planning: We will discuss your medical history, symptoms, and expectations, and determine if arthroscopic shoulder surgery is the right option for you.
  • Anaesthesia: You will receive general or regional anaesthesia to keep you pain-free during the surgery.
  • Surgery: The surgeon makes small incisions and inserts the arthroscope and instruments to visualise and address the underlying issue and prepares the bone
  • Implant placement: The artificial components are carefully positioned and secured in the joint.
  • Closure: The incisions are closed with stitches or staples.


  • Sling immobilization: Your arm will be immobilized in a sling for several weeks to protect the healing tissues.
  • Pain management: Medication will be prescribed to manage pain and discomfort.
  • Physical therapy: Gradual exercises will be started to regain strength, motion, and stability in the shoulder joint.
  • Follow-up visits : Regular checkups with your doctor will monitor your progress and ensure proper healing.


  • Improved stability: The surgery helps to restore stability to the shoulder joint, preventing future dislocations or subluxations.
  • Reduced pain: By addressing the source of pain, the surgery can significantly improve shoulder pain and discomfort.
  • Increased function: Regaining strength and motion in the shoulder allows you to return to your daily activities and sports.
  • Improved quality of life: Reduced pain and improved function can significantly enhance your overall quality of life.
  • Improved shoulder function: Enhanced range of motion, improved strength, and reduced pain lead to better function and quality of life.

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