Reverse Shoulder Replacement in Houston, TX

Thousands of patients in the United States suffer from shoulder arthritis and other shoulder-related issues that require surgical intervention. At our facility, Dr. Michael C. Cusick and his experienced orthopedic team offer reverse shoulder replacement in Houston, TX. It is a better option for patients with large rotator cuff tears who cannot benefit from conventional shoulder replacement.

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Difference Between A Standard and Reverse Shoulder Replacement

As the name suggests, this procedure is the reverse of the standard shoulder replacement surgery. In the standard procedure, the metal ball is fixed to the humerus, and the plastic cup is connected to the shoulder blade. However, this may not be beneficial for those who have developed complex shoulder arthritis with large rotator cuff tears.

These patients can benefit from reverse shoulder replacement surgery in which the ball and socket are switched. We fix the metal ball to the socket and attach the plastic cup to the upper end of the humerus. You will be able to move your arms much more comfortably after this surgery.

Questions About Reverse Shoulder Replacement?

Candidates for Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Our Houston, TX, team may recommend reverse shoulder replacement if you have:

  • Cuff tear arthropathy
  • A completely torn rotator cuff
  • Severe shoulder pain or discomfort
  • Complex fracture of the shoulder joint
  • Chronic shoulder dislocation
  • Tumor of the shoulder joint

It is important to note that surgical options are reserved for patients with severe shoulder damage or those who cannot benefit from conservative measures. Our orthopedic surgeon will evaluate your medical history, symptoms, and scans to finalize the treatment plan.

Recovery After Surgery

The surgical procedure of reverse shoulder replacement usually lasts for 2 to 3 hours. After the surgery, our medical team will give you a dose of antibiotics to prevent infection and painkiller medications to keep you comfortable.

Some patients can walk back home the same day after surgery, while some may need to stay overnight. You will be able to resume your normal activities within a few weeks. Our orthopedist will recommend physiotherapy or strengthening exercises to enhance the mobility and functioning of your new joint.

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Patient Reviews

If this surgery is a little frightening, I understand. I interviewed doctors until I was satisfied that the one I chose was right for me. The pain and restriction of movement in my left shoulder was debilitating. Dr. Michael Cusick is totally committed to his trade. Complete total reverse shoulder replacement.

Kyle Powell

Don't get me wrong there was hiccups and waiting to have surgery seemed like forever but Dr. Cusick, his office staff and the hospital staff especially has been amazing. They went above and beyond to get my surgery approved so we wouldn't have to put it off longer. Dr. Cusick keeps a positive outlook even at times...

Kathy Zenker

Excellent surgeon. Great bedside manner. Had difficulty getting insurance paperwork filled out by office staff. Dr Cusick is awesome.

Gary Sevy

Book An Appointment

To learn whether you are a good candidate for reverse shoulder replacement in Houston, TX, schedule a consultation with our specialists today. You can contact our team at (713) 794-3599 for an appointment.

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