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Conquer Shoulder Pain with Shoulder Replacement in Fall River, New Bedford & Wareham, MA

When shoulder pain starts to hinder your daily activities and keep you from doing the things you love, consult with the orthopedic team at Southcoast Health about shoulder replacement.

Also called shoulder arthroplasty, shoulder replacement is orthopedic surgery that involves removing a damaged shoulder joint and inserting an artificial joint. With that new, artificial joint, patients can move and use their shoulder with less pain.

Why We Perform Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Our doctors at Southcoast use shoulder replacement to treat severe shoulder joint damage from injuries, arthritis or infections. This procedure may be necessary if severe shoulder pain limits your activities and is present even at rest, or if treatments like physical therapy, medications and less invasive surgeries haven’t worked.

Partial & Total Shoulder Replacement at Southcoast Health

During shoulder replacement surgery, your surgeon will make an incision in the shoulder to remove damaged cartilage and bone, and replace it with a plastic or metal artificial piece. In most cases, the surgery is a total joint replacement.

A partial shoulder replacement may be an option when the damage only involves the humerus head, which is the ball at the top of the arm bone.

After surgery, you will spend several days in the hospital and may need time in a rehabilitation center or a physical therapy or occupational therapy program. Slings may aid in shoulder support for the first few weeks after surgery, with full recovery taking up to a year.

Trust Your Joint Replacement to Us

Schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic specialists to talk about shoulder replacement in Dartmouth, Fall River or New Bedford, MA by finding a doctor near you. You can also sign up to attend our Joint Seminar to learn more about why patients choose Southcoast for joint replacement. Call 508-973-1559 to register.

Southcoast Health offers shoulder replacement for patients in Fall River, Dartmouth, New Bedford, Wareham, and nearby areas of MA and RI through Charlton Memorial Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, Tobey Hospital and Southcoast Surgery Center.